Religion: Ecumenical Vibrations

Overwhelmingly, the United Presbyterian General Assembly last week voted to support Stated Clerk Eugene Carson Blake's proposal for uniting with the Episcopalians. Methodists and the United Church of Christ (TIME cover, May 26). The ecumenical vibrations thus set in motion stirred a quick reaction in two denominations.

EPISCOPALIANS: The Episcopal Unity Commission announced that it would submit to the church's Detroit convention in September a resolution agreeing to the Presbyterian call for discussions toward the four-way merger. But the Episcopal Diocese of Maine frowned at the whole idea, asked further study on the ground that there is "much confusion and anxiety" on...

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