ON THE SCREEN—Scheduled for release early next year by United Artists is a film chronicling the life of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. Don Murray will play the leading role in the movie, based on the biography of Peale, Minister to Millions. Producer Frank Ross promises to “cast new light upon the ministry as a profession.”
PROTESTANT PANORAMA—A total of 22,214 decisions for Christ were recorded during a five-week Japan Baptist New Life Movement, according to crusade leaders. Joint sponsors were the evangelism division of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, the Southern Baptist Convention Foreign Mission Board, and the Japan Baptist Convention.
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is stepping up its program of religious education for the mentally retarded. A new bulletin will be published and study conferences scheduled to stimulate interest and provide exchanges of information.
Christian leaders of the Ami tribe in Formosa made history by organizing their own presbytery. The Ami tribe, one of eleven aboriginal tribes on the island, is now the largest with a population of 50,000. There are some 100 churches.
Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) will conduct their first lay school of theology this summer. Fifty men and women will participate in the six-day study at Texas Christian University.
Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany plans a Protestant “repentance church” on the grounds of the notorious Nazi concentration camp at Dachau, near Munich, Germany.
United Presbyterian General Assembly authorized development of a National Presbyterian Center in Washington, D. C., and construction of a new church building by the National Presbyterian Church.
MISCELLANY—American Bible Society will erect a new world headquarters building ...1
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