Religion: Brethren

When theologians get together, nothing happens. Nevertheless, they get together occasionally. Last week 250 of them—representing 40 countries and virtually every Christian church but the Roman Catholic—met in the Swedish university town of Lund. They called their meeting the third World Conference on Faith and Order. The purpose: "To seek for the oneness of truth in Christ," i.e., to see whether there is any way of ironing out obstacles to real church union.

On the first day, most of them went to Lund's 12th century cathedral for a joint Communion service. Then the delegates went into committee sessions to examine the premises...

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