Religion: Youth & Communion

The World Council of Churches held its first gathering of Europe's young Christians last week and got more than it had bargained for. From 15 European nations, including Russia. Hungary and Poland, 1,400 men and women between the ages of 18 and 30, plus 400 other delegates from the U.S., Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East, came to Lausanne's sprawling Palais de Beaulieu for the first European Ecumenical Youth Assembly. At the opening ceremonies in the Cathedral of Lausanne, in a gesture of unity, they laid the flags of their nations on the...

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