Religion: Meeting Ground

Like Daniel, the Federal Council of Churches put its faith in the Lord and walked right in with the lions.

In the conference rooms of Pittsburgh's William Penn Hotel last week, the Council brought together veteran representatives of management & labor—Movie Czar Eric Johnston, President Paul G. Hoffman of the Studebaker Corp., C.I.O. Research Director Kermit Eby, A.F.L. Research Director Boris Shishkin. Altogether, some 370 delegates—about two-thirds laymen —representing 27 Protestant denominations showed up at the conference.

In polite tones seldom used across the industrial bargaining table, the delegates aired views ranging from moderate left to far right. But a cooperative spirit prevailed....

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