Religion: Crisis of Conscience

Through World War II, Pastor Etienne Mathiot of the French Reformed Church gave .refuge to hundreds of fleeing Jews, shot-down British pilots, escaped French prisoners and resistance fighters. Last year at his home in Belfort, near the Swiss border, he gave sanctuary to another hunted man. Si Ali Lahouedi, a student sought by the French police as a member of Algeria's Front de Liberation National. After hiding Si Ali in his house for weeks, Pastor Mathiot drove the fugitive to Switzerland. French police arrested the minister shortly after his return, charged him with treason. The trial stirred all France, showed clearly...

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