Religion: Anniversary in Service

In the old, brick building of the Young Friends in Philadelphia, 14 Quakers gathered for a meeting. The "sense" of that meeting—held on April 30, 1917—grew into the American Friends Service Committee, which for millions of the world's sufferers has made the word "Quaker" synonymous with "help."

Armed with their stout faith, the Quakers piloted their. Service Committee through many a mission of mercy that bigger, better-heeled relief organizations found impossible. But the A.F.S.C. is itself no meager enterprise. Its 1947 budget amounts to some $8,500,000 (of which $4,928,000 has already been raised). In 30 years, it has spent $60,000,000 in 22...

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