NEW YORK (Dec. 20)
The American Committee on Religious Rights and Minorities has issued a statement condemning religious and racial persecution by the German Government and declaring that “a great national effort is demanded in which all organized religious groups and all cultural educational and racial groups should cooperate with each other and with the responsible leaders of our other national forces on a common program of action designed to check the plague of religious and racial intolerance in the United States, and to rescue the victims of that plague elsewhere on a scale commensurate with the greatness of the need and of our own moral and material resources.”
Members of the committee include Herbert Hoover, Nicholas Murray Butler, Bishop Joseph Schrembs of Cleveland, Dr. Arthur J. Brown, secretary-emeritus, Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions; Theodore Marburg, Abram I. Elkus, Judge Julian Mack, Dr. Henry A. Atkinson, general secretary, Church Peace Union; Dr. Frederick H. Knubel, president, United Lutheran Church in America; Dr. Charles S. Macfarland, general secretary-emeritus, Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America; Rev. R.A. McGowan, assistant director, National Catholic Welfare Conference; Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, Dr. George E. Haynes, executive-secretary, Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches, Dr. Henry Smith Leiper, executive secretary, Universal Christian Council; Carl Sherman, Henry Morgenthau, and Dr. John H. Lathrop, Chairman of the Committee.