Religion: Christians in the Dark

"I know from my own experience," Helen Keller once said, "how infinitely precious religion is to those who must walk without sight." In 1928 Author Keller, blind herself since the age of 19 months, got together with Protestant home-mission leaders and members of the International Council of Religious Education to do something about keeping other blind people better in touch with the church. They founded an organization called the John Milton Society, after the blind poet whose strong Puritan faith sustained him in his misfortunes.†

In Manhattan last week, officers of the John Milton Society, headed by 72-year-old President Keller, celebrated...

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