Leaders Seek Elimination of Religious Bias in Election Campaign

An appeal to both major parties and to all candidates to prevent and to condemn any attempt to interject racial or religious prejudice into the coming election campaigns was made here this week-end by church, synagogue and lay leaders of the three major faiths.

The plea, which will be forwarded to Leonard Hall and Paul Butler, Republican and Democratic national chairmen, respectively, was signed jointly by Rev. Eugene C. Blake, president of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; Archbishop Edwin V. O’Hara, Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City. Mo.; Rabbi Abraham J. Feldman, president of the Synagogue Council of America; Mildred McAfee Horton, chairman of the division of Christian Life and Work of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; George N. Shuster, president of Hunter College, and Irving M. Engel, president of the American Jewish Committee.

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