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Date Set for Faiths to Join in Celebration

The National Conference of Jews and Christians has set aside next February 24 as the second annual Brotherhood Day, to be celebrated by Protestants, Catholics and Jews throughout the country.

In announcing this date the National Conference states: “The reception of this appointment upon short notice by 300 communities on April 29 last encourages us to believe that many more communities will observe February 24, 1935. It comes most appropriately two days after the birthday of the great father of our country. Washington believed that of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by a difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing and ought most to be deprecated.’

“Brotherhood Day aims not only to wipe out all discords that may still derive from religious and racial differences, but also to emphasize the great constructive tasks which all Americans of every faith have in common. It aims to mobilize the goodwill of people and their natural friendliness and cooperativeness against the fomenters of group hatreds. Especially in these times, when distressing economic conditions break down the normal resistance of good folk to pernicious propaganda, Brotherhood Day is a call to arms for members of every faith to stand by their belief in human fellowship.”

Brotherhood Day, on April 29 of this year, was celebrated in forty-six states and in many cases brought Protestants, Catholics and Jews together on the same platform for the first time.

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