MISPLACED FUNDS—The average American misplaces more money each year than the per-member contributions to a majority of U. S. church denominations, says President Arthur R. McKay of McCormick Theological Seminary. Cash lost averages $75 per person annually, according to McKay, or more than the per-member giving of 15 of the 23 largest communions.

PROTESTANT PANORAMA—Lay evangelist Howard E. Butt, Jr., will be heard during April on “The Baptist Hour,” Southern Baptists’ international radio worship service. Speaker for May will be Director Paul Stevens of Southern Baptist Radio-TV Commission, and for June Dr. Wayne Oates of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Major curriculum revisions will be introduced next fall at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Changes are designed to provide “all of the necessary overall professional skills while making possible an increased depth of study in specific areas which appeal to a student’s own interests, talents, and capabilities.”

President Franklin Clark Fry of the Lutheran World Federation dedicated a new religious radio station at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last month. Engineers say the LWF station will be heard in all of Africa, the Middle East, and through most of southern Asia.

Ten Protestant churches in Spain were reopened recently with permission of Spanish authorities, according to a report by Jose Cardona Gregori, executive secretary of Commission for Protestant Defense. Six others still are closed, Gregori said, and requests to open new churches have been denied.

Nineteen young Protestants, including two clergymen, are said to have been imprisoned in East Germany as part of a Communist anti-religion campaign. Seventeen of the group were sentenced to a total of 52 years in prison. ...

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