Religion: Bridge Builder

When Zachariah Keodirelang Matthews left South Africa early this month, he sadly told a friend: "All the bridges are being broken down." By "bridges" he meant the hope of constructing a civilization in South Africa where black men and white men could live in harmony together. Matthews, a Negro and one of Africa's leading Christian laymen, has spent his life trying to build them.

Last week, on the campus of Wittenberg College in Springfield, Ohio, Anglican Matthews gave a more specific warning to the National Council of Churches' Assembly on African Affairs: South Africans are drifting toward bitter extremes, and "it seems...

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