These nine American Protestant leaders left here March 9 to visit Moscow
where they will hold talks with Christian leaders there. Their 10-day trip
marks the first phase of a two-way visit that will bring Russian churchmen to
this country next June as guests of the National Council of Churches. Shown
left to right are: front row, Bishop D. Ward Nichols of New York, head of the
African Methodist Episcopal Church's First Episcopal District; the Rt. Rev.
Henry Knox Sherrill of New York, presiding bishop of the Protestant Episcopal
District; Dr. Eugene Carson Blake of Philadelphia, stated clerk of the
Presbyterian Church USA and president of the National Council; and Charles C.
Parlin of Englewood, N.J. (Methodist), an attorney and member of the National
Council's General Board. In rear: Dr. Walter W. Van Kirk of Mt. Vernon, N.Y.
(Methodist), executive director of the National Council's Department of
International Affairs; Dr. Herbet Gezork of Newton Center, Mass. (Baptist),
president of Andover Newton Theological Seminary; Dr. Roswell P. Barnes of
New York (Presbyterian), the National Council's associate general secretary;
Dr. Franklin Clark Fry of New York, president of the United Lutheran Church
in America; and Paul B. Anderson of New York (Congregational Christian),
secretary of the YMCA International Committee.
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