Religion: Outpouring

When the Methodist Church's Crusade for a New World Order (TIME, Nov. 22) closed last week, even the optimistic Council of Bishops, which led the campaign, was pleasantly surprised. For four weeks 23 teams of bishops, ministers, laymen, lay women, crisscrossed the U.S., held one-day meetings in 76 cities. Everywhere Methodists turned out with traditional fervor, prayed, sang hymns, heard addresses, climaxed the day by sending servicemen post cards with Howard Chandler Christy's picture The Prince of Peace. Total attendance at the rallies: 200,000.

Said St. Louis' Bishop John Calvin Broomfield: "Not since the...

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