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Religious Book Week Opens Sunday; Nation-wide Observances Planned by Schools, Libraries

May 4, 1947
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The fifth annual Religious Book Week, a nation-wide observance sponsored by the National Conference of Christians and Jews to stimulate the reading of books of spiritual value, will open on Sunday. Publishers, book stores, libraries, as well as important literary figures, educators and religious leaders of all faiths are supporting the event.

Prominent Protestant, Catholic and Jewish committees have selected 150 outstanding books as recommended reading for adults and children of each religious group. An additional list of 50 books has been chosen for the goodwill list by an inter-religious committee for use among all faiths. This year Religious Book Week com(##)morates the fourteenth anniversary of the burning by the Nazis of those books which, because of their authorship or content, were repugnant to their ideology.

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