Religion: Words & Works

¶The Methodists launched a "chain of prayer" that will last until 1956. More than 1,000 Methodist churches throughout the country have agreed to apportion an assigned 24-hour period among members so that at least two people will be praying at any given time. Two or more churches have been assigned to each day. Between 50,000 and 100,000 church members will have participated by year's end. Main subject for prayer: peace.

¶Dr. N. Burnett Magruder, radio and TV coordinator for the Louisville Council of Churches, told the Louisville Ministerial Association that they are too casual about...

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