Churches: Speaking Out on Foreign Policy

Civil rights is old hat. Now, the area in which clergymen are seeking to prove the contemporary relevance of Christianity is foreign policy.

Recently, a "Clergymen's Emergency Committee for Vietnam," representing 3,000 Protestant, Jewish and Roman Catholic clerics, sent twelve of its members on a "ministry of reconciliation" to Viet Nam. Among the delegates were Unitarian Universalist President Dana McLean Greeley; Baptist Minister Edwin T. Dahlberg, a former president of the National Council of Churches; and the Rev. Harold Bosley, pastor of Manhattan's Christ Methodist Church. On returning, the clerics proposed an immediate peace conference, including both Communist China and...

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