Religion: Words & Works

¶ A majority of the 250 presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church of the U.S.A. (northern) has approved a proposed merger with the United Presbyterian Church. Combined with United Presbyterian enthusiasm for the union, the formation of a 3,000,000-member new denomination is thus virtually certain. Its title: the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America.

¶ There are 11,810,000 Jews in the world, an estimated increase of more than half a million in the last ten years, according to latest figures from the World Jewish Congress. Of the total, 5,200,000 live in the U.S., 2,000,000 in the Soviet Union, 1,585,000...

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