Religion: Baptists in Asia

On the rim of the Communist world, in Hong Kong, 132 young Asians met last week in the warmth of Christian fellowship. It was the first Asia Baptist Youth Conference, held under the auspices of the Baptist World Alliance and the calm blue eyes of its president, Dr. Theodore Adams of the First Baptist Church of Richmond, Va. (TIME, Dec. 5).

Young men and women from Japan, Korea, Nationalist China, the Philippines, Malaya, Thailand, Burma, India and Ceylon—representing nearly a million Asian Baptists—lived for a week at Hong Kong's Baptist mission school, held daily morning sessions of Bible study and group discussion,...

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