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Seminar on Relations Between Christians and Jews to Be Held January

December 14, 1928
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Federal Council’s Committee on Good Will Issues Call

A joint gathering of representative Jewish, Catholic and Protestant men and women at which reliable material and information upon points of conflict and possibilities for cooperation may be presented and discussed, and the findings made available for public use, is being planned by the Committee on Goodwill Between Jews and Christians of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America. This Seminar will be held in Earl Hall, Columbia University, New York City, on January 30th and 31st, 1929, the Rev. Everett R. Clinchy, secretary, announced.

The membership of the conference is to consist of fifty people from each religious group; first, so that Jews, Catholics and Protestants will be represented equally; and secondly, so that the Seminar may be kept to such a size that group discussion and mutual acquaintance may be given the fullest opportunity, he stated. Men and women will be admitted as members of the Seminar, as representatives of their particular group, upon the basis of their interest in this subject, their previous experience in inter-racial and inter-religious contacts, and their power and willingness to further the interests of goodwill and brotherhood in these areas. Applications for membership should be sent in immediately so that those who are constituted as members may receive the preliminary information and date.

Three major topics will be discussed. Each of these will be led by an authority in that field, with two other associates, so that the three groups will be represented by leaders. These topics are: (1) Vocational adjustments for minority groups: (2) Religious miseducation: (3) Community projects in which religious groups are now in conflict, but in which they may cooperate.

A large public dinner in one of the New York hotels, at which speakers of national prominence will be present, is planned for the evening of January 31.

Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, Martin Conboy, Louis Marshall, Professor Harrison S. Elliott, and Dr. Charles E. Jefferson will be among the speakers. Other experts in the special fields will be announced later.

Applications for membership in the Seminar, and questions relating to it, should be sent to Everett R. Clinchy, Secretary of the Committee on Goodwill Between Jews and Christians, 105 East 22nd Street, New York City.

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