Ecumenism: An Architect's Warning

There was a shock waiting for the 200 delegates to the U.S. Conference of the World Council of Churches at their annual meeting last week at Buck Hill Falls, Pa. In his opening address, Dr. Roswell P. Barnes, the Council's executive secretary in the U.S., an nounced that he was retiring in October because of a heart condition.

Although little known outside church circles, Barnes belongs — along with such figures as Willem Visser 't Hooft, Henry P. Van Dusen, and the late Anglican Bishop of Chichester, Dr. G.K. A. Bell — to the great generation of ecumenical architects...

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