Of Good Report

Report on Monitor Activity at World Council of Churches

In August, Evanston, Illinois, became a center of interest and attention as the World Council of Churches prepared for its Second Assembly. Northwestern University acted as host to this distinguished assemblage of Protestant religious leaders from all Christendom, and the spotlight of Christian interest and concern throughout the world was focused on this community.

First and Second Churches of Christ, Scientist, of Evanston, in conjunction with fourteen neighboring branch churches, decided to participate in this activity through The Christian Science Monitor. As Christian Scientists we were not active participants in an official sense, but through our daily newspaper we were able to render valuable service to mankind. From the executive secretary of the World Council of Churches we obtained permission to carry out our plan of giving to each official visitor an air-borne copy of our newspaper each day.

During the two weeks the Assembly was in session, we had two thousand copies of the Monitor flown each day from Boston, Massachusetts, to Chicago, Illinois. At Mid-Way Airport special handling permitted us to pick up our valuable cargo speedily upon its arrival, and we moved it by motor vehicle to Evanston. Upon arrival at our headquarters office each of these papers was individually addressed and personally delivered to the residence of every official visitor, accredited visitor, consultant, and delegate to this assembly.

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February 26, 1955

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