Religion: Unity Outside

Since Harry Emerson Fosdick's days as minister, the congregation of Manhattan's Riverside Church has proudly represented a "Christian unity in miniature inside the Church." The 3,447 members include almost every variety of Christian background, from Presbyterian to Greek Orthodox. The largest single group, the Baptists, account for only 20% of the total. Last week Riverside's congregation voted to push their Christian unity further forward. Without sacrificing their official affiliation with the American Baptist Convention, they applied for membership in New York's Congregational Church Association.


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