Religion: Strategic Centre

Bishop James De Wolf Perry of Rhode Island, primate of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America, paused at Chicago last week after an inspection of his Church's status in the Midwest. In view of Roman Catholicism's westering trend (TIME, Oct. 13), the kernel of his observations was interesting. "Being equidistant between the Atlantic and Pacific," said he, "Chicago naturally crystallizes the attitude and thinking of the whole country. I consider the middle west the strategic centre of the future, not only for the church and organized religion generally, but for education as well."

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