Religion: Propaganda?

For use on Empire Youth Sunday (May 21), the Church of England Youth Council prepared a prayer asking God's forgiveness for "the shortcomings of our imperial history, the greed and failure to consider the interests of the weak." Last week Anglican lay leaders objected to the prayer's use. Their reason: it would make propaganda for the Russians.


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