Religion: Merger

When Dr. Roy A. Burkhardt took the presidency of the newly formed National Council of Community Churches four years ago, a Negro minister stepped forward and took his hand. "I'm Dr. Evans of Chicago," he said. "My people have a council like yours, and you and I, we've got to work together."

Since then Roy Burkhardt and Joseph M. Evans have worked side by side toward a union of the 200 white churches of the National Council with the 100-odd colored churches of the Biennial Council of Community Churches. Last week, at a four-day convention in Lake Forest, Ill., the two clasped...

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