Religion: Witness in Washington

Under a neat blue letterhead, a publication called Memo went out from Washington last week to 4,000 leaders of U.S. denominations affiliated with the National Council of Churches. Its significance was not in the subject matter (the "educational crisis") but in the fact that it was evidence of a new "organized Protestant witness in Washington."

The National Council has been publishing Memo sporadically for about seven years, but last week the publication and its sponsor were moving into high gear. Everyone connected with the project was quick to say that it would not be...

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