Religion: Crisis in the East

Beneath the rain trees the shade was cool. Brown-skinned girls in neat blue middy blouses strolled among the bougainvillea, and in the glittering, pinnacled temples near by, yellow-robed Buddhist priests went about their ritual. In this peaceful setting, on the campus of a Presbyterian girls' school in Bangkok, Siam, 98 churchmen from 15 countries assembled last week to talk over a situation almost as dangerous and difficult as the Christians faced in the days of the catacombs.

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