Religion: Young Christians for Europe

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches, Dr. Willem A. Visser 't Hooft of The Netherlands, had had the idea: a nondenominational institute where young laymen of all nations would be trained to spread Christian ideas and ideals in their own communities and walks of life. John D. Rockefeller Jr. had supplied the money: $500,000. Last week plans for the Ecumenical Institute were well under way.

To house the Institute, the World Council had signed a five-year lease on the luxurious, 18th Century Château de Bossey at Céligny. ten miles from...

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