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Secretary Ribicoff Urges Understanding Between Religion and Science

Religion can serve as a vital catalyst in creating mutual understanding between the sciences and the humanities, Abraham A. Ribicoff declared tonight. He lamented the fact that these “two great cultures scarcely know each other.”

The Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare observed that religion, and religious education, can serve to bring these two cultures into “one universe of discourse,” since religion has always explored “the meaning of human destiny and individual self-fulfillment.” He spoke before an audience of 750 guests at the Roosevelt Hotel, where he was the guest of honor at the Louis Marshall Award Dinner of the National Patrons Society of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Earlier in the day, Mr. Ribicoff received from the Seminary the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws at a special convocation.