Religion: Anniversary in Tokyo

Into Tokyo's Metropolitan Gymnasium last week poured an impressive throng of 4,500 Anglicans and Episcopalians, including church dignitaries from eleven nations, to celebrate the centenary of their first mission in Japan.* The Buddhists had just been in the same hall to commemorate the 2,500th anniversary of Buddha's birth by posing such questions as "Does the accomplishment of sunya [nothingness] depend on pratityasamutpada [cause and effect]?" The Anglicans held a more down-to-earth meeting. There were speeches on the benefits of atomic energy and discussions of the Communist menace to Asia. But the high...

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