AN ECUMENICAL FAVOR—A crucifix was placed atop Mt. Everest last month by a Methodist minister, according to Religious News Service. Dr. William F. Unsoeld, one of four climbers who scaled the world’s tallest peak, said he performed the act as a favor to a Jesuit priest from Washington, D. C. Unsoeld, an assistant professor of philosophy and religion at Oregon State University, is now on leave and serving with the Peace Corps in Nepal.

PROTESTANT PANORAMA—Augsburg Theological Seminary of Minneapolis will be merged with Luther Theological Seminary beginning with the fall term. Both schools are affiliated with the American Lutheran Church as a result of the merger of the Lutheran Free Church with the ALC early this year.

American Baptist General Council named a six-member committee to explore merger with the Seventh Day Baptist Convention and the Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) and to continue talks with the Church of the Brethren. A progress report is due in October.

Duke Divinity School and Candler School of Theology are co-sponsoring an effort to produce an eight-volume critical reference work of the New Testament based on extant Greek texts from Christianity’s earliest days.

Wesleyan Methodist Church is establishing a “Wesleyan Gospel Corps.” Projects may include an exchange-student program, missionary work, and local church efforts. Age span embraces some high schoolers as well as the elderly retired.

Only 6 to 7 per cent of Protestants attend church regularly in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland, according to a sociological survey conducted by the Protestant Study Center. The year-long inquiry disclosed that divorce and mixed marriages adversely affect church attendance.

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