Religion: The Liberal Outlook

Two major challenges within Christianity came into focus at major meetings in Tokyo and Chicago last week. The Tokyo gathering was dominated by restless non-white Christians, who reproached their white brethren for racial prejudice (see below). On the surface, the Chicago meeting of the International Association for Liberal Christianity and Religious Freedom* seemed designed to meet just such reproaches, for its watchword was tolerance. Yet, as its delegates spelled out just what they meant by liberalism, their version of an irreproachable Christanity began to look to many a Christian like nothing but a...

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