DENVER (Aug. 18)
The president of the World Methodist Council asserted today that “anti-Semitism and violence have no place in the Christian program.” Dr. Charles C. Parlin, head of the Council since last August, reminded the 3,000 delegates to the Council’s convention that “the Church had its beginnings among a subjected people (the Jews) living under an army of occupation (the Romans).” Condemning the actions of Methodist youths who have disrupted services. Dr. Parlin charged that their so-called “Christian motivation” has “caused physical violence.” As head of the World Methodist Council, representing nearly 40 million Methodists in 87 countries. Dr. Parlin is the leading spokesman for that religion. The Council, which holds its conventions every five years. Is meeting at the University of Denver. Dr. Parlin’s remarks were scheduled for delivery tonight.