Religion: Christ-Bearers

In 1945 Father James Keller, a Roman Catholic priest of the Maryknoll Mission, founded an organization he called the Christophers (TIME, April 14, 1947). Without membership, meetings or dues, the Christopher movement (from the Greek for "Christ-bearer") was designed to encourage men & women to combine the spreading of Christian values with their daily jobs. For this purpose, Christophers are encouraged to enter fields of wide public influence, such as education, government, journalism, entertainment, etc. Present "membership" (those who have indicated this intention and receive a monthly bulletin): 300,000.

Last week Father Keller...