Catholics, Jews and Protestants Issue Declaration on World Peace

A declaration giving seven basic principles for the post-war world was issued here today under the signatures of 47 Catholic Archbishops, Bishops, priests and laity, by 47 representative rabbis and laity and by 50 leaders of Protestant communions and national organizations.

The declaration, intended “to dispel confusion in the public mind and in the minds of official policy-makers which might arise from the multiplicity of religious peace statements, “demands that: 1. Moral law must govern world order; 2. The rights of the individual must be assured; 3. The rights of oppressed, weak or colonial peoples must be protected; 4. The rights of oppressed, weak or colonial peoples must be protected; 4. The rights of national minorities must be secured; 5. International institutions to maintain peace with justice must be organized; 6. International economic cooperation must be developed; 7. A just order within each state must be achieved.

Announcement of the declaration has come from agencies of the three groups: the Synagogue Council of America, the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America and the Social Action Department of the National Catholic Welfare Conference. Each group has prefaced the statement with a special introduction.

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