New York (Jan. 7)
Leaders of the Christian religious community, of all denominations, in messages addressed to the American Jewish Congress, pledged their cooperation in all measures to save Jews in Nazi-held countries. The messages condemn Hitler’s extermination of Jews and emphasize that action to facilitate the rescue of Jews is a fundamental responsibility of Christianity.
Such communications were received from The Most Rev. Michael J. Curley, Archbishop of Baltimore and Washington; The Most Rev. Edwin H. Hughes, Retired Bishop of The Methodist Church, Washington; The Most Rev. Frank A. Sterrett, Bishop of Bethlehem Diocese; The Most Rev. James Edward Freeman, Bishop of Washington; The Most Rev. Adna wright Leonard, Resident Bishop, Washington Area, The Methodist Church; The Most Rev. Henry W. Hobson, Bishop, Diocese of Southern Ohio; The Most Rev. E. M. Stires; The Most Rev. William I. Manning, Bishop of New York; The Most Rev. Francis J. McConnell, Resident Bishop, Methodist Church, New York; The Most Rev. J. L. Decell, Resident Bishop, Methodist Church, Birmingham, Alabama; The Rev. James A. Crain, Secretary, United Christian Missionary Society, Indianapolis; The Most. Rev. E. P. Dandridge, Bishop Coadjutor, Diocese of Tennessee; The Most. Rev. Ralph S. Cushman, Resident Bishop St. Paul Area, The Methodist Church; The Most Rev. Thomas C. Molloy, Bishop of Brooklyn; The Rev. Hugh D. Pickett, Executive Secretary, West Virginia Baptist Convention; The Rev. John W. Bradbury, Editor, The Watchman-Examiner; The Rev. F. Ernest Joinson, Executive Secretary, Research Department, Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America.