Religion: A Charismatic Time Was Had by All

Some good old-fashioned body-swaying, arm-waving, eye-rolling times were had last week in Kansas City as 45,000 members of the Charismatic Christian movement met in their first interdenominational assembly. Said Kevin Ranaghan, a Roman Catholic who was chairman of the conference: "I believe this is the largest grass-roots ecumenical movement in 800 years."

President Jimmy Carter sent a telegram asking the Charismatics to pray for him to make "the right decision toward bringing world peace." The President's sister Ruth Carter Stapleton appeared in person to tell how prayers had resolved her daughter's emotional problems....

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