Religion: Chungking Meeting

From bomb-battered Chungking last week came news to gladden all churchmen. The National Christian Council met in the wreckage there and from the meeting (first since 1937) all Christian churches could draw a significant fact: Christianity, still a minority religion in China, now belonged to the Chinese, was part of their national life.

No longer did Occidental missionaries dominate the proceedings of the council. Of its 147 delegates (representing all Protestant churches except Seventh Day Adventists), three-quarters were Chinese; so were three chairmen. For the first time, the language spoken was Chinese.

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