Religion: Hope in Westminster

For three years the congregation of San Francisco's Hope Presbyterian Church, rapidly growing in size, has been looking for a proper church building. A dozen blocks away from the Hope Church's temporary quarters, the Westminster Presbyterian Church was having the opposite problem. Its'sy-year-old building was big and roomy but, as the neighborhood changed, the number of parishioners had dwindled.

Recently, members of the two congregations began to discuss their respective problems, decided on a merger. This week most of the 40 members of the Westminster congregation, all whites, and most of the 60 members of the Hope congregation, all Negroes, sat down...

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