Religion: The Brown Man's Burden

In foreign missions, white men have become the brown man's burden. This was the note sounded repeatedly last week at the annual assembly of the National Council of Churches' Division of Foreign Missions, meeting at Buck Hill Falls, Pa.

On the five-day gathering's opening day, the Rev. Winburn T. Thomas of Pasadena, Calif., a field representative in Indonesia for U.S. mission boards, laid it on the line for the 300-odd delegates. In Asia, he said, "colonialism is a bigger issue then Communism—and white is the color of colonialism." Almost 99% of U.S. Protestant...

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