Religion: Presbyterian Salt

Prospects seemed a bit brighter for reunion among the divided U.S. Presbyterians.* At the Northern Presbyterians' 163rd General Assembly in Cincinnati last week, the 880 "commissioners" (Presbyterian for delegates) voted for a nine-point program of cooperation among the three major bodies. The plan provides for "open forum" talks among the denominations, joint evangelistic projects, and "full and open discussion . . . among representatives of the three communions before any new work is opened, or any old church closed."

To head their church as moderator in the coming year, the Northern Presbyterians elected a longtime champion of denominational union, Kansas-born Dr. Harrison...

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