Religion: Blueprint for Unity

Church union is a little like Heaven; not everybody who talks about it is necessarily going there. But many people, not content with pious hopes and careful phrases, are working for real, organic unity among Protestant churches—in which a minister or member of one church is minister or member of all.

Among the hardest-working proponents of unity in the U.S. is a body of clergy and laymen from nine denominations called the Conference on Church Union.

Anchor man of the conference is Missouri's Methodist Bishop Ivan Lee Holt, 69, head of a commission that...

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