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London Goodwill Society Issues a Manifesto

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A manifesto was issued here by the committee of a newly formed society which states that it has been created in order that Jews and Christians should be able to confer together on the basis of their common ideals and with mutual respect for differences of religious belief.

The honorary secretaries are Miss Jean Miller and Mrs. R. N. Eicholz.

“In the first place.” the manifesto says, “Jew and Christians have both been largely responsible. in recent years. for the growth of a national conscience in social affairs, and for the applications of religious principles to the whole of life. Much of the work of both groups could and should be done in cooperation.

“Jews and Christians are equally concerned as citizens in matters of national and international policy, and the religious motive which actuated both communities cannot fail to be a powerful factor for righteousness and peace.

“Thinking along these lines. a group representative of both communities was formed in 1924. This group has since arranged annual conferences on a religious basis on such subjects as Education. Race problems, and Industry, and intends to hold others on similar matters of common concern.

“A Society of Jews and Christians has, therefore, been formed. This permanent organization will give opportunity for similar meetings for the more intimate diseussion of religious subjects and of social problems from a religious standpoint, distribution of publications which shall be in accordance with the aims of the society, interchange between synagogue and churches of Jewish and Christian speakers.”

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