Reassessment After Activest Decade
Major church events in 1975; Themes of Renewal
The turmoil that buffeted the nation's churches during the stormy 1960s appears to have receded, but all is still far from quiet in the realm of organized religion in the United States. While clergymen are not taking to the streets as they did a few years ago, the social problems that aroused them have not disappeared and the churches continue to be torn by dissension on both social and ecclesiastical questions. Conservative-liberal tensions and defections from the ranks of both clergy and lay communicants are among the troubles that beset major churches. Worldly matters continue to press on the religious conscience. In the Protestant Episcopal Church, the issue of ordaining women as priests has ...