Religion: Comfort in the Trinity

Before closing its annual meeting at St. Andrews, Scotland last week, the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches agreed to submit a new statement of belief to the third General Assembly meeting in New Delhi in November 1961. The new criterion of membership, which the council's 178 churches will probably endorse, will comfort the Greek Orthodox, who are members, and widen the door to the Russian Orthodox, who are moving closer to membership.

World Council membership in the past was based on belief in Jesus Christ as God and Saviour; the Central Committee added the Trinity. Its full text: "The...

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