Religion: The Dean's Newest Job

A busy church executive started work last week on a job that will probably lead to the biggest merger in the history of U. S. Protestantism. The man: Dean Luther Allan Weigle of the Yale Divinity School. The job: presidency of the Federal Council of Churches. The merger: a fusion of the Federal Council with six other major interchurch agencies.*

At the same meeting in Atlantic City last fortnight where preliminary plans were made for the merger, Dean Weigle was elected to the job. Looking younger than his 60 years, alert, square-set Dean Weigle, a longtime leader of the Federal Council, the...

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