Religion: Our Duty Is Plain

So far, the World Council of Churches had no reply from the Vatican. But the appeal from 70 Protestant leaders of eight nations that Christendom unite to insure a Christian peace (TIME, Aug. 12) had stirred a deep response in many a Christian quarter. Last week two U.S. publications, one Protestant, the other Roman Catholic, expressed with equal anxiety the hope that Christian hands could be joined.

Said the Christian Advocate, official weekly publication of the Methodist Church: "If the disciples of the Lord Jesus cannot work together for the world's salvation, then they dare not exhort the politicians to work together...

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