Churches: Curbing the Delta Ministry

The adventuresome but much-attacked Delta Ministry, the National Council of Churches' two-year-old experimental instrument of reconciliation between Mississippi's white and Negro people, got a pat on the back and a rap on the knuckles last week from its sponsor. Faced with growing criticism of the project, the council's general board strongly endorsed the Ministry's aims and plans but ordered a study on reorganizing it—in effect conceding that this venture in Christian activism had by no means achieved its goals.

The burden of attack on the Delta Ministry has been that its 27...

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