Frankfort (Aug. 21)
Jewish representatives from various countries are participating, together with Christians, Moslems and Buddists, in the sessions of the Universal Religious Peace Conference taking place here under the chairmanship of Shailer Matthews of Chicago.
Among the Jewish delegates are Dr. Stephen S. Wise of New York, Dr. J. H. Hertz, Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, Dr. David de Sola Pool, New York, and Senator Isaac Rubinstein, Chief Rabbi of Vilna.
The overwhelming sentiment among the delegates is that the next session of the conference be held in Jerusalem.
Nathan Straus, American Jewish philanthropist, in a message cabled to the Universal Religious Peace Conference in Frankfort, declared: “A world religious conference on international peace is an earnest of the dawn of the day when nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. For when men of all races and creeds come together and look each other in the eyes without fear or mistrust while proclaiming peace and brotherhood as the teaching of all their religions, there is achieved that recognition of world brotherhood out of which world peace can be born.
“I have been taught all my life that there is but one God and all men are equally His children and therefore brothers to one another. Now in the evening of my days I realize more fully than ever that all religions summon their followers to the same fellowship under the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man. The day on which church, synagogue, mosque and temple shall unitedly refuse to sanction war for their followers will be the most glorious in the history of mankind. May the World Religious Confernence help to bring near that day by focusing men’s minds and souls on International Peace as one of the noblest ideals of man’s religious striving.”