World Council: Radical New Voice

The World Council of Churches spoke to the world last week in a radical new voice. Its 15-day Geneva Conference on Church and Society deplored U.S. military involvement in Viet Nam, put in a plug for violence in certain circumstances, foresaw a need in some countries for a "profound revolutionary change in the structure of property, of income, of investment, of education, of political organization."

The tone of the conference's pronouncements reflected the fundamental shift of power that has taken place within the World Council since its founding in 1948. At that time, men like John Foster Dulles, who...

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