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Cadman Urges Catholics and Protestants to Defend Persecuted German Jews

A plea for an official proclamation that should be issued by Catholicism and Protestantism in defence of “persecuted Jewish brethren” in Germany was made by the Rev. Dr. S. Parkes Cadman, of the Federal Churches of Christ in America and pastor of the Congregational Church in Brooklyn, in an address at a meeting of the Christian Ministers Federation of the Metropolitan Area Monday.

“No amount of our enthusiasm for the Jew will serve us unless we organize for the purposes which are at stake,” he said. “It is the duty of every Christian pastor, Catholic priest and Jewish rabbi to take civilization to heart in its deeper unity in the realm of the holy spirit.”

Dr. Cadman said that anti-Jewish atrocities are a negation of God. He called German churches “mere agencies of the State’s political organization.” He said that unless persecution of minority peoples ceases, the results to mankind will be “plainly disastrous.”