Church and Synagogue to Hold Public Forum at Olivet College

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

What is announced as “the first official conference of church and synagogue” will be held next month in Olivet, Mich., with representatives of American Jewish and American Protestant groups in attendance.

The conference is being arranged by the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Fellowship for a Christian Social Order, The Committee on Goodwill between Jews and Christians of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ, and the Midwest Council for Social Discussion. It will be held on the grounds of Olivet College from August 8th to 15th.

International relations will be the subject considered by conference, with addresses by Rabbi Gerson Levi of The Temple, Chicago; Rabbi Ephraim Frisch of San Antonio, Tex., who is chairman of the social justice commission of the Central Conference of American Rabbis; Rabbi Abraham Cronbach; Bruce Bliven, New York journalist; Samuel Guy Inman and Reinhold Niebuhr, prominent clergyman, as speakers.

Olivet will be given over to discussion of economic, international, racial and family relations throughout the month of August–the church and synagogue meeting being one phase of the program. Searching analysis of contemporary social issues is promised by the Fellowship for a Christian Social Order, which is conducting the forum.

A number of clergymen, editors, teachers and church workers met at Olivet last year under the same auspices. The purpose was explained as “an effort to find out what changes are necessary to bring about a Christian social order and how to effect those changes.”

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