Protestants Express Sympathy to Jews over Palestine Massacres

Protestant America, through its official representative body, the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America, expressed its deep concern and sincere sympathy with the Jews over the Palestine Moslem Arabs’ massacres in a statement issued by that body to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The religious denominations affiliated with the Federal Council were urged to contribute generously and immediately to the Palestine Jewish emergency fund.

The statement which was signed by Bishop F. C. McConnell, president. Rev. Charles S. Macfarland, general secretary, Rev. S. Parkes Cadman, chairman of the Committee on Goodwill Between Jews and Christians, and Rev. Everett R. Clinchy, secretary of this committee, read:

“The violent and frightful attacks to which the Jews have been subjected in Palestine arouse the deep concern and sincere sympathy of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America.

“The Federal Council hopes that the solution of the complex religious, social, political, and economic problems of Palestine may be approached in such a (Continued on Page 12)

way that peace and amity will be established. Specifically, we feel that the right of the Jews to worship at the Wailing Wall, which is the most sacred Jewish shrine in Palestine, a right sanctioned by centuries of tradition and use, should remain undisturbed.

“The Federal Council offers any help that it is able to give at this time.

“We urge members of the Churches of Christ in America to interest themselves sympathetically in the events that have taken place in Palestine, and, aware of the suffering and misery that has ensued, to contribute generously and at once to the Palestine Emergency Fund. Mr. David A. Brown. Chairman, 111 Fifth Avenue. New York. The money contributed to this fund will be used for the relief of the wounded, and all others who have been stricken by the tragedy.”

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