COLOMBIA: Incident In Bogota

Driven out of Colombia's backlands during the past two years by civil warfare and persecution, Protestant missionaries have tried to start work anew in the big cities. But in Bogota last week an incident occurred which suggested that freedom of worship, guaranteed by the constitution of 1936, is still hazardous.

Having built a temporary new chapel on the Plazuela San Martin, the Rev. Gerald Riddell, Baptist missionary from Caddo, Texas, invited the public to attend holiday dedication services. The first night, a crowd massed before the chapel and threw stones through the windows. Missionary Riddell telephoned both the police and...

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