Religion: Presbyterians and Proletarians

Like the Church of England, the Church of Scotland is becoming social-minded. Today 90 Presbyterian parsons act as industrial chaplains in Scotland's shipyards and factories.

Promoter of their work is the Rev. Robert Mackintosh, secretary of the Church's Home Board. Leading organizer is Dundee Minister William Bodin. Employers were not encouraging when he first approached them. They doubted that workers would like to have a parson round the shop all the time. Said Mr. Bodin: "If we help your workers to do a better job, then we help you."

An industrial chaplain generally has some sort of improvised chapel (often it is also...

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