Religion: The Wall of Separation

Last week a militant group of U.S. clergymen and laymen met in Washington and set out to raise $1,000,000 "to resist the declared purposes of the Roman Catholic Church further to breach the wall of separation between church and state."

The organization, called Protestants and Other Americans United (for the Separation of Church and State), was holding its first big meeting since its founding a year ago (TIME, Jan. 19, 1948). Main purpose of the conference was to launch a nationwide drive for members, with pamphlets, radio broadcasts and mass meetings scheduled for Atlanta, Cincinnati, St. Louis and other cities.

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