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Dean Sperry Asks for Unity Of Christian Church Sects

Speech in Appleton Chapel Describes Edinburgh Conference


An appeal for unity of Christian sects was voiced last night by Dean Sperry in a talk in Appleton Chapel on "The World Conference on Faith and Order Held at Edinburgh in August, 1937."

"Some sort of moral and spiritual unanimity" is necessary if the Church is to off-set the threat of theories of government unfriendly to it, in his opinion. Unless we take "an intelligent interest in unity", the outlook is "sombre".

Except for clarifying the issues involved in a union of churches. The Edinburgh Conference "didn't get much done." More success could be achieved by "saying our prayers together" than by debates around the conference table. Dean Sperry pointed toward the drift toward unity in this country as a hopeful sign of the eventual success of the movement.

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