Religion: Moral Rearmament

Decade ago the followers of Dr. Frank Nathan Daniel Buchman, commonly called ''Buchmanites," were mostly youngsters at the age of puberty who were obsessed, or were told that they ought to be obsessed, with personal, private sin. Prime Buchmanite teaching was that such sin could be purged by confession. Today the high command of Buchmanism is more mature, the movement calls itself the Oxford Group,* and its policies have been weaned from sex.

In recent years Oxford Groupers have concluded that '"God-control" could, and should, change not only individuals but nations and the world. One instance of this belief which gives pause...