Religion: Spies & Saboteurs

In the U.S., an organization like the Junge Gemeinde might seem to many teen-agers an uninteresting outfit. A loose association of young Christians, both Evangelical and Roman Catholic, it holds meetings devoted to Bible reading, religious discussion, songs and games, and its members sometimes help out as ushers and collection takers in churches. But in the Eastern zone of Germany, the Junge Gemeinde (Youth Congregation) has offered a God-given opportunity for a few stimulating gulps of fresh spiritual air.

For months, the Communists have been fighting the Junge Gemeinde in the ways that come naturally to them. Walls have been smeared...

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