Religion: Methodist Hope

Meeting in Omaha last week for the first of two 1953 executive sessions, the Methodist Council of Bishops lost no time in speaking their denominational mind about the current congressional vogue for investigation. Springboard for the council's resolution on the subject was the attack of Republican Congressman Donald L. Jackson of California against Methodist Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam as a Red-fronter (TIME, March 30).

"This incident," proclaimed the bishops of the biggest U.S. Protestant body, "is indicative of a trend in our American life that threatens the security of our institutions and causes us to fear for the future of our long-established...

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