Religion: Intersecting Circles

In the book-lined, Gothic common room of Washington Cathedral's College of Preachers, 40 serious men & women met last week. Their common concern: unhappy people.

Half the conferees were clergymen and half were psychiatrists. For two days they discussed such subjects as marriage counseling and the treatment of the bereaved. What they said to each other was a closely guarded secret; the congregation-minded clergy, nervous about being caught in a Freudian context, were none too anxious to publicize the discussion. But the meaning of the conference-lay not so much in what was said as in the fact that the two groups were...

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