Religion: Economic Morals

Protestants, Catholics and Jews united last week to assert the place of God's moral law in Caesar's world. In a "Declaration on Economic Justice," 122 religious men—clerics and laymen—agreed on common moral sanctions of their varied faiths. Their declaration was not calculated to please men accustomed to keeping God and Caesar well apart. Excerpts: ¶ "The material resources of life are entrusted to man by God for the benefit of all. . . . It follows, therefore, that the right to private property is limited by moral obligations and is subject to social restrictions for the common good. Certain types...

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