Religion: The Great State

Thought-provoking words came last week from Japan's best-known Christian, Toyohiko Kagawa, who is currently evangelizing for Japan's United Church of Christ. Said he, in the Christian Century:

"By the abandonment of war,* we in Japan have emerged from the era of barbarism. . . . If only we had done this willingly ten years ago, history would have taken another course. . . . We are going to alter the definition of a 'great' state. A truly great state is not necessarily big, nor rich, nor quarrelsome with its neighbors. The great state is...

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