Religion: A Way in Kiyosato

When young Paul Rusch went to Tokyo in 1925 to work with a Y.M.C.A. building committee, he thought of himself as no more than a nominal Christian—specifically, a "Christmas-Easter Sunday Episcopalian." Church leaders thought his religion ran deeper. Bishop Charles Reifsnider, then president of Tokyo's St Paul's University, gave Rusch a class of ten newly baptized Christian students and told him to make good Episcopalians out them. A bit worried, Layman Rusch got some firm encouragement (through the mails) from the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, an Episcopal layman's organization in the U.S.* When...

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