Religion: The Bishops' Five

The 59th triennial general convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church wound up two weeks in Miami with a 2,500-word pastoral letter from the House of Bishops that will be read in each of the 7,290 Episcopal churches in the U.S. The bishops set forth what they called five great truths. Perhaps the most significant point, backed by a separate resolution urging compliance with the Supreme Court decision on integration in public schools, concerned justice in racial matters.

"We must remember that the majority of mankind belong to the colored races . . . If America continues to lose friends as others...