cal economic situations and the relation of religion to them; Sociologyâ€”an introduction to the study of group cultures and processes.
Evening lectures, open to the general public, will deal with the issues having to do with the relations of church and state, under the following heads: Church and state in the United States, presented by a Catholic, a Jew and a Protestant on successive evenings; popular movements formenting intolerance; religious liberty in the United States, and racial theories and propaganda.
President Tyler Dennett of Williams College in a letter to the committee, which was read by chairman Newton D. Baker, who presided, reported the action of the board of trustees of Williams College to the effect that the program for the institute will be formulated by a committee including leader of the National Conference and representatives of the college faculty.
In announcing the institute, Mr. Baker said:
“We must know one another as we are all members of the crew of the same ship. Our cooperation is necessary for the safety of the ship and every ignorance and every prejudice among us is a danger. The Williamstown Institute we are organizing will be as free as a college campus and we hope a# productive of loyalty to and sympathy for high things.” Co-chairmen with Mr. Baker are Roger W. Straus and Professor Carlton J. H. Hayes.
Three hundred communities in this country are now engaged in experimentation on social educational procedures and demonstrations of the technique for improving inter-group relations, the co-chairmen reported.