Religion: Toward Reunion

Last week a call was issued to U.S. churches: on Sunday Aug. 22 they were asked to ring their bells once each hour from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The bells will summon Christians to prayer. On that day, in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, 450 Christian men & women delegates will begin a meeting that has been called the most significant occasion since the Protestant Reformation—the first Assembly of the World Council of Churches.

The Amsterdam meeting had its beginnings back in 1910, when missionaries of many non-Roman Catholic churches met in Edinburgh to discuss their common problems and the possibilities of...

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