Religion: Red China: Further Study

A rain of protest has drummed against the National Council of Churches ever since its Fifth World Order Study Conference in Cleveland advocated recognition of Red China and admission to the U.N. (TIME, Dec. 1) In Hartford, Conn, last week, before a meeting of the policymaking General Board, National Council President Dr. Edwin T. (for Theodore) Dahlberg stiffly rose to answer the critics. Actually he sidestepped them by defending the church's right to take a stand on international issues, rather than specifically commenting on the China stand. Said he: "The church must in...

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