NORWEGIAN CENSORSHIP—A ban against the Lutheran motion picture Question 7 is creating a major national issue in Norway. The state censor ruled that young people under sixteen may not view the film, which depicts the Christian struggle against Communism in East Germany. He said the film would expose young people to a “one-sided impression” and would be a “confusing” and “harmful” influence.

PROTESTANT PANORAMA—First Methodist Church Society of Boston plans to restore the city’s famous West End Church, forced by the British in 1776 to remove its towering steeple so it could not be used to send signals to Yankee rebels. The church has been used as a branch of the Boston Public Library since 1896.

A new liberal arts college with Presbyterian roots is taking shape on a 300-acre site at Seneca Falls, New York. It will be named Eisenhower College in honor of the former U. S. president, a Presbyterian. The college, expected to open in 1965, has already been endorsed by the Geneva-Lyons Presbytery and will eventually seek affiliation with the United Presbyterian Synod of New York.

Irish Methodist Conference voted to begin conversations with the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and to welcome inclusion of other Christian denominations that may wish to join in the unity talks.

Lutheran World Federation reports that the number of German Evangelical overseas missionary personnel has more than doubled since 1952—from 499 to 1,155.

A draft constitution for a United Congregational Church of Southern Africa was approved at a meeting of representatives of Congregational groups in South Africa and Southern Rhodesia.

MISCELLANY—A Christian Communications Center to train future ministers in the use of radio and television is being established by the ...

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