Organizations: Less C in the YW?

Any girl who wanted to go beyond an occasional basket-weaving course to full voting membership in the Young Women's Christian Association has formerly had to accept the Y's aim of pro moting "those ideals of personal and social living to which we are committed by our faith as Christians."

But it isn't so easy for girls to take the pledge as it was when the Y was set up in the U.S. in 1858. Today, about 65% of the association's young women are Jews, agnostics or others whose religious scruples prevent them from making the assent. Last week delegates...

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