Religion: Churchmen & the Pact

Protestant churchmen busied themselves last week in the statesmen's world. In the silver ballroom of the Hotel Cleveland, 460 bishops, preachers, missionaries and other delegates to the National Study Conference on the Churches and World Order wrestled with a troublous subject: U.S. leadership in world affairs. They had an expert and conscientious coach. From the moment U.N. Delegate John Foster Dulles ended his opening address (TIME, March 14), most of the delegates looked to him for guidance on the question for which he had done his best to prepare them: the North Atlantic Security Pact (see INTERNATIONAL).

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