Religion: The World We Want

A new high in religious interventionism was set last week by the fourth biennial Williamstown Conference,* which drew 850 Protestant, Catholic and Jewish leaders to Williamstown, Mass. last week to discuss "The World We Want to Live In." No votes were taken, but anti-Hitler sentiment ran so strong (particularly among the Jewish delegates) that a ballot might have revealed an actual majority for a shooting war now.

"The first concern of all," said Jewish Co-Chairman Roger W. Straus in summing up the conference, "was that totalitarianism be crushed." Catholic Co-Chairman Carlton J....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!