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Archbishop of Canterbury Urges Drive Against Racial Hatred

October 10, 1952
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The Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Church of England, last night called for a continuing campaign against religious and racial hatred and endorsed the activities of the British Council of Christians and Jews. The Archbishop spoke at a dinner commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Council.

The Archbishop said that religious and racial hatred sprang in part from economic rivalries and fears. He was joined in paying tribute to the work of the Council by Sir Leslie Boyce, Lord Mayor of London. The Mayor said that the city of London had led other cities in eradicating discrimination, pointing out that it was the city of London which forced Parliament to remove its barriers against Jewish membership by electing Lionel de Rothschild, a Jew, to that body.

Both the Archbishop and Chief Rabbi Israel Brodie received the guests at the dinner. Among the speakers was Sir David Maxwell Fyfe, Home Secretary.

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