Religion: Protestant Parochials

In search of religious training for their children, more & more U.S. Protestants have been turning to their parochial schools. Last week, at a meeting of the International Council of Religious Education in Columbus, Ohio, Evangelical Lutheran Pastor Clarence Peters of St. Louis submitted some statistics to prove the point. Enrollment in parochial schools supported by three Lutheran groups, Mennonites and Seventh-Day Adventists reached 133,366 in 1947, an increase of nearly 40% over 1937.*

For seven days, the 1,200-odd representatives of 40 U.S. and Canadian denominations talked and listened to each other. In the...

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