Religion: Room for Meditation

Religious groups have long insisted that there should be a place for prayer at United Nations headquarters. The new headquarters in Manhattan has one—at least it is a place where a man can pray if he wants to. With due regard to the anti-religious feelings of Stalin & Co., it is called a "Meditation Room."

The room on the main floor of the General Assembly building is V-shaped, with off-white curtains, a dark green rug, and five rows of dignified russet chairs. (The chairs are seldom occupied, and guards on duty nearby have yet to see a delegate go there to meditate.)

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