Religion: National Council

When the work was completed, church leaders described it as "one of the most historic events in American Christianity." For four days last week 600 delegates and 3,000 observers had threaded their way to & from Cleveland's Public Auditorium through shoulder-high embankments of leftover snow, to found a new organization that will represent non-Roman Catholic Christianity as it has never been represented before in the U.S.

Pooled Ideas. The new organization is called the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Nine years in the making, it is a merger of...

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