Religion: The Road to Religion

The following editorial appears in the current issue of LIFE:

This Easter all mankind seems to be trying harder than ever to find within itself some sign or hope of moral rebirth. As Paul Hutchinson reported after his world tour (LIFE, March 10), people in every nation have the same "new longing to explore the possibilities of a spiritual interpretation of reality," all other interpretations having yielded such barren fruit. In the U.S., church membership (72 million) is at an alltime high. Not for decades has religion enjoyed so much friendly curiosity.

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