Churches: The Risks of Protest

The Rev. Joseph Schneiders, pastor of the First Unitarian Church of South Bend, Ind., is not exactly the most popular figure in his politically conservative town. He has held antiwar meetings in the church, counseled youths on how to avoid the draft, been arrested with Negroes at a sit-in. Last July he invited Milwaukee's Father William Groppi and a contingent of his followers down to join a series of Black Power demonstrations in South Bend. Less than a month later, an arsonist hurled a Molotov cocktail at Schneiders' church, and half of...

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