Religions Unite at Grace Church for New Year

Representatives of the Protestant, Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish faiths gathered at the Grace Episcopal Church, Broadway and Tenth street, last night to celebrate the Jewish New Year under the sponsorship of the World Fellowship of Faiths.

The list of speakers included the Rev. Charles S. Macfarland of the Federal Council of Churches, Mrs. J. Sergeant Cram, Kedarnath das Gupta, General Tsai Ting-Kai, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, Rabbi Israel Goldstein and the Rev. Theodore Parker Ferris.

Dr. Wise dwelt on the significance of the celebration of Rosh Hashonah in a great New York church as the answer to those who would divide Jew from Christian, and “Aryan” from Semite. “The Christian church,” he said, “stands ase a living token of the Western world’s indebtedness to the Jew.”

“One cannot wonder,” declared the Rev. Macfarland, “that our Jewish brethren in their righteous indignation are disposed to counterattack on their enemies. I am concerned, however, with what the Christians of the world should do. They should help their Jewish colleagues in distress. They cannot remain silent or hushed in the face of monstrous injustice.”

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