Religion: Sunday School International

Greeting the Protestant delegates at a monster rally in Tokyo's vast Sports Arena, Japan's Buddhist Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi said politely: "Japan is not a Christian country, but Japanese Christians wield a powerful moral influence out of all proportion to their numbers." Assembled in Tokyo, just 99 years after the first Protestant mission was organized in Japan, were 3,000 Japanese delegates and 1,200 delegates from 62 other nations. The occasion: the 14th World Convention on Christian Education, sponsored by the World Council of Christian Education and Sunday School Association. Theme of the...

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