Religion: Out Competition

After years of talking about it, U. S. Protestants last week did something about ending waste and competition in home mission projects. Of 32 bodies belonging to the Home Missions Council, five of the largest agreed that after next Oct. 1 they will refrain from subsidizing any enterprise—such as a village church or a school for Indians—that appears to duplicate the work of another. The five denominations —Northern Baptist, Congregational-Christian, Presbyterian, Methodist and Reformed-Evangelical — spent $12,629,883 last year, or 55% of the total for Protestant home missions.


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