Religion: Ecumenical Gift

Last spring in Utrecht, Holland a constitution was drawn up for a projected World Council of Churches (TIME, May 23). Last week in Manhattan the U.S. backers of this movement met, learned that two U.S. churches, the Presbyterian and the Congregational-Christian, had voted to join the Council. Ten others approved in principle: the Northern Baptists, Reformed and Evangelical-Reformed Churches, two smaller Presbyterian bodies, two Lutheran groups, the Disciples of Christ, the Episcopal and Methodist Episcopal Churches. Only body which had thumbed down the World Council, the Southern Baptist Convention,...

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