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    LEADING REPRESENTATIVES OF A NUMBER OF MAJOR RELIGIOUS FAITHS ARE ATTENDING A FIVE-DAY SPIRITUAL CONFERENCE IN GENEVA.

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    LEADING REPRESENTATIVES OF A NUMBER OF MAJOR RELIGIOUS FAITHS ARE ATTENDING A FIVE-DAY SPIRITUAL CONFERENCE IN GENEVA.

    CHRISTIANS, BUDDHISTS, JEWS, MOSLEMS, ZOROASTRIANS, HINDUS AND DELEGATES OF OTHER RELIGIOUS ARE ATTENDING THE MEETING, HELD TO PROMOTE COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT FAITHS.

    THE DELEGATES INCLUDE PRINCESS POON DISKUL OF THAILAND, PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD FELLOWSHIP OF BUDDHISTS, RABBI EZRA SOICEHANDLER OF JERUSALEM, REVEREND JOSEPH MASSON FROM THE VATICAN, AND SADAR SHER SINGH, REPRESENTING SIKHISM. MUNISHTREE CHITRABHANU, SPIRITUAL HEAD OF FOUR MILLION JANISTS, ARRIVED AT THE CONFERENCE AFTER BREAKING A RULE FORBIDDING THE LEADER OF THE SECT TO USE ANY MEANS OF TRANSPORT WHATSOEVER. A THOUSAND DISAPPROVING CONSERVATIVE FOLLOWERS DEMONSTRATED WITH STONE-THROWING AND BLACK FLAGS ON HIS DEPARTURE FROM BOMBAY AIRPORT, ACCORDING TO HIS SECRETARY.

    DR. EUGENE CARSON BLAKE, SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (W.C.C.) TOLD THE DELEGATES THAT RELIGION HAD OFTEN PLAYED AN AMBIGUOUS ROLE IN WORKING FOR PEACE. INTOLERANT RELIGIOUS CONVICTION HAD OFTEN BEEN PART OF THE CAUSE OF WARS AND HAD MADE THEM CRUELLER THAN THEY WOULD OTHERWISE HAVE BEEN, HE DECLARED. DR. BLAKE SAID THE W.C.C. WAS EAGER FOR DIALOGUE WITH OTHER FAITHS, AND HE URGED THE DELEGATES TO MEET AS HUMAN BEINGS, SHARE COMMON CONCERNS AND BRING FAITH TO BEAR ON THEIR PROBLEMS.

    A HIGHLIGHT OF THE CONFERENCE WILL BE A MULTI-DENOMINATIONAL SERVICE AT GENEVA'S PROTESTANT CATHEDRAL OF ST PIERRE.

    SOME 200 DELEGATES ARE ATTENDING THE RELIGIOUS MEETING-FROM MARCH 31 TO APRIL 4-WHICH IS ORGANISED BY THE WASHINGTON-BASED TEMPLE OF UNDERSTANDING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACJU5MGZP984HUVQVSLEB4CZXM
    Media URN:
    VLVACJU5MGZP984HUVQVSLEB4CZXM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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