American Church Leaders Pledge Their Aid to Save Jews in Nazi-held Countries

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.

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