UNITED NATIONS: No Time for Prayer

A lot of people think that what U.N. needs most is divine guidance. Ever since its foundation, letters have poured in urging that U.N. open its sessions with a prayer. A nondenominational "prayer room" was proposed for U.N.'s new Manhattan headquarters. Bowing to the fact that U.N.'s members are of many different faiths (some are specifically atheistic), a special committee of the General Assembly last week dodged the explosive issue. It recommended merely that each annual assembly session be opened and closed with a minute of silence, which each delegate would be...

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