Jerusalem (Mar. 21)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The fears of Moslem leaders in connection with the International Missionary Council, in which Americans participate, to be opened here March 24, were allayed in a statement issued today by the Anglican Bishop.
The Moslem press had voiced its opposition to the holding of the Protestant missionaries’ conclave in Jerusalem. In his statement published today in the Arab paper, “Sowtashaab,” the Bishop declares that Jerusalem was chosen as the place of the conference, not for propaganda purposes, but because the Holy City is gradually becoming a universal geographical center and because Jerusalem was the birthplace of Christianity.
The missionary activities have rescued many peoples from barbarism, the Bishop emphasizes. Conferences of the Moslem caliphate were held in Cairo and in Mecca and were met with the esteem of others. The conference of the missionary council should be met likewise, he declares.