Religion: Five Days for Laymen

All the 61 German technicians gathered in the long, yellow-walled conference hall were talking about the same thing: Why did I come here? Said a heavy-machinery expert from Hamburg: "I want to know why a Christian of one faith feels like a stranger in the church of another. If there is but one God, why must we worship Him in different ways?" A trade unionist from Essen asked whether "the churches can do anything to help bridge the gap between employer and employee." A shutter designer from the Rolleiflex factory in Braunschweig asked: "Why...

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