• Short Summary

    A WORLD CONFERENCE OF YOUNG ADULTS OPENED YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IN BEIRUT, CAPITAL OF THE LEBANON.?

  • Description

    A WORLD CONFERENCE OF YOUNG ADULTS OPENED YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IN BEIRUT, CAPITAL OF THE LEBANON. NEARLY 250 DELEGATES FROM ALL PARTS OF THE GLOBE, INCLUDING MANY FROM COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES, ARE ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE: THE FIRST OF ITS KIND TO BE HELD IN THE MIDDLE EAST, AND THE FIRST TO BE SPONSORED JOINTLY BY THE YMCA (YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION) AND THE YMCA (YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION).

    THEY ARE MEETING FOR 10 DAYS AT THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN BEIRUT, TO DISCUSS QUESTIONS OF GREAT CONCERN TO YOUNG PEOPLE EVERYWHERE - RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION, FAMILY LIFE AND THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE GENERATIONS, PROBLEMS OF WORK AND LEISURE, CHRISTIAN UNITY AND THE PROBLEMS WHICH OCCUR BETWEEN CHRISTIAN AND OTHER FAITHS IN WORKING TOGETHER.

    ALL BRANCHES OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH ARE REPRESENTED. BIBLE STUDY IS SUPERVISED BY PRIESTS DRAWN FROM EACH SECTION OF THE FAITH. BESIDES MEETING IN FORMAL SESSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE AND IN THE BIBLE STUDY GROUPS, THE YOUNG DELEGATES WILL BE LOOKING AROUND THE LEBANON, AND WILL VISIT THE WORLD FAMOUS FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND ART AT BALBECK.

    (SOME OF THE MAIN SPEAKERS INCLUDE DR. CHARLES MARIK (LEBANON), THE DISTINGUISHED STATESMAN AND FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY; DR. KENNETH CRAGG (UK), NOTED ISLAM SCHOLAR, AND MR. C. ITTY (INDIA) OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAJ981ZH2PCUMUSKIPYJVS1TX8
    Media URN:
    VLVAJ981ZH2PCUMUSKIPYJVS1TX8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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