Detroit (Oct. 8)
A Welsh preacher, four Jews, three Catholics, and representatives of various divisions of the Protestant faith are studying religion in the same class room at the Detroit Institute of Technology. Few American colleges are believed to have a class as colorful in religious denominational differences as this one.
The courses offered are comparative religions, a cross section of the religions of the world, undertaken as a project in tolerance and better understanding of religion and biblical backgrounds, which is a comprehensive foundation course in the whole story of the Bible. The instructor is Stanley A. Graves, dean of the department of liberal arts.
Students are required each week to give reports on any of the multitude of the world’s different religions. There are discussions of Judaism and the faith of Mohammedans, Buddhists, Hindus, Confucionists, Taoists, Shintoists, Animists, and others.