Religion: Conventions

¶ In Charleston, W.Va., the Southern Presbyterians (membership: 720,000) dissolved their church's only Negro synod, Snedecor Memorial Synod. Henceforth, Negro Presbyterian churches in Louisiana, Georgia and Alabama will send their delegates to the white synods in those states.

¶ In Minneapolis, the Evangelical Lutheran Church (membership: 872,000) voted approval of a merger with the other four churches in the American Lutheran Conference (American Lutheran Church, United Evangelical Lutheran Church, Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lutheran Free Church). Actual union, warned Church President Johan A. Aasgaard, may take a dozen years more.

¶ In Boston, 7,500 Christian Scientists gathered for their annual meeting,...

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