A program of events for promoting understanding among Jews, Catholics and Protestants, to be sponsored by the National Conference of Jews and Christians and the Religious Education Association of the United States and Canada this Fall and Winter, is announced in the New Year issue of both the Jewish Tribune and the American Hebrew. The Rev. Everett Ross Clinchy is the director of the National Conference of Jews and Christians, whose co-chairmen are Newton D. Baker, former Secretary of War; Professor Carlton J. H. Hayes of Columbia University and Roger W. Straus, president of the Federation of Temple Brotherhoods.
Among the leading features in the forthcoming program are a series of inter-religious seminars, symposia, conferences and parleys, to be directed by prominent ministers and laymen throughout the country. Seminars will be held in Seattle, Denver, Kansas City, Cleveland and St. Louis. Symposia and conferences will take place in Berkeley and Oakland, Calif.; Baltimore; East Orange, N. J.; Westchester, N. Y.; Cincinnati; Cleveland; New Orleans; Atlanta and San Jose, Calif.
The first of the College Seminars is to take place at Dickinson on November 2nd and 3rd, to be followed by another seminar at Bucknell University on November 20th and 21st. At both of these gatherings of leading educators and clergymen the problem to be discussed is “The Question of Discrimination in Protestant, Catholic and Jewish Relations and What Can We Do About It?” The Jews will be represented at the Dickinson Seminar by Rabbi Louis Wolsey of Philadelphia and at the Bucknell Seminar by Rabbi Abram Simon of Washington.
Among the colleges and universities which expect to organize seminars within their own institutions are: Antioch College, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Brown University, Carnegie Institute of Technicology, Dartmouth College, Massachusetts Agricultural College, New York University, Syracuse University, University of Alabama, University of Chicago, University of Illinois and University of Iowa.