DEATH IN THE SNOW—A Colorado minister and his two daughters were swept to their death by a snowslide this month. The Rev. Marvin Hudson, a Congregational minister and teacher at the Silverton, Colorado, high school, had stopped his car along Red Mountain Pass to fasten tire chains. A snow plow stood nearby, its driver watching helplessly, as the avalanche struck. Hudson and his daughters were en route to Sunday morning church services.
PROTESTANT PANORAMA—The second in a series of theological talks between Lutheran and Reformed representatives was described as “constructive and promising.” Closed-door conversations in Chicago served to clarify issues “revealing significant areas of agreement and also pointing up differences in position regarding which further study will be required,” according to a statement released by participants.
A steering committee embracing Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Methodists, and members of the United Church of Christ is laying the groundwork for a new church-related, four-year liberal arts college on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Planners of the $6,000,000 school hope to see classes meeting by 1965.
Arrival of the first Protestant missionary on the island of Tahiti 100 years ago was commemorated with a series of celebrations. It was in February, 1863, that Pastor Thomas Arbousset of the Paris Mission landed at Papeete at the request of the legislative assembly of Tahiti made to Emperor Napoleon III. Today about 70 per cent of the population of French Polynesia are said to be Protestants.
Congregations of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod have ratified a constitutional amendment providing for biennial, instead of triennial, General Conventions.
Disciples Board of Higher Education will probe “new ...1
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