Religion: The Unionist

One of the most influential leaders of U.S. Protestantism is a lean, white-haired man with bushy black eyebrows and a startlingly soft voice. Dr. Samuel McCrea Cavert's parish has, from his youth, been almost the whole U.S.; as much as any other man, he has been responsible for the movement toward unity among the nation's Protestant Churches. Last week, at 65, he had a new job—tending the garden of unity among the Protestant and Orthodox Churches of the world.

Sam Cavert was a small-town boy, son of a farmer-businessman of Charlton, N.Y. (pop. 100). After Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., he headed...

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