Religion: Outstretched Hands

At his Lutheran church in Budapest, Pastor Laszlo Benczur had heard and wondered about a "world church" and a world fellowship of Christians. When he learned that near Geneva there was something called an Ecumenical Institute, where Christians of all non-Roman denominations and nationalities met and studied together, he and his congregation decided that Pastor Benczur must attend. Last fortnight, at the closing session of the Institute's second three-month term, Pastor Benczur rose to speak to his fellow students. Said he: "I feel like the finger of an outstretched hand."

The outstretched hands of Christendom's churches are still a long...

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