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Religion

in

Life

Week

Begins

Tomorrow

Pastors Sell
Religion To
'U' Council
Separate Groups
Plan Programs
The effects of a nation-wide
student interest in religion will be
seen here in the all campus Re-
ligion in Life Week, March 6-10.
Two pastors, Rev. Henry Yoder,
of the Lutheran Student Center,
and Rev. John Burt, of the Epis-
copal Church, became interested
in the religious emphasis weeks
which other universities through-
out the nation were sponsoring.
THEY SOLD the idea of a sim-
ilar program to the campus
Board of Religious Counsellors,
made up of the advisors frGm
church guilds and a representa-
tive from Lane Hall.
The Board greeted the plan
with enthusiasm but turned the
general program organization
over to a student group, ap-
pointed last May.
Each separate religious group,
Catholic, Protestant and Jewish,
outlined its own program for the
week.
THE PROTESTANT groups
worked through a branch of the
Federal Council of Churches, the
Upiversity Christian Mission
which each year helps about 20
universities put on religious em-
phasis programs.
The University program will
probably be one of the largest
such programs ever sponsoredl
on any campus, according to
Rev. Burt.
President Alexander Ruthven
and Provost James Adams, are
honorary chairmen for the event.
PROF. LOUIS Hopkins, of the
mathematics department heads
the faculty-student general com-
mittee.
Irma Eichhorn and Bill Miller
are student vice-chairmen with
Ann Schoonmaker as secretary
and John Chuchin, treasurer.
The program committee is coin-
posed of officers and committee
chairmen.
VAL JOHNSON is chairman of
the classroom committee which
w1l schedule the 12 Religion in
Lio speakers for classroom ap-
pearances.
Jean Lange, Marjorie Flin*,
Bruce Lockwood and Johnson
will supply speakers for meet-
ings at the organized resi-
dences.
Art Swann and his committee
have prepared a list of religious
books and several book displays
which will appear in book stores
next week.
Other chairmen are Bruce Ed-
wards, arrangements, Bailiss Mc-
Inniss, hospitality, Arvo Lohela,
seminars, P. T. Austin, publicity,
and Art Doersam, personal con-
ferences.
To Mark Religious
Week by Services
There will be,.daily worship at 5
p.m. services at the Congrega-
tionalschurch during Religion in
Life Week.
The speakers will be: Monday,
T. Z. Koo; Tuesday, George Gil-
mour; Wednesday, Joseph Sittler;
and Thursday, Kiyoshi Tanimoto.-

Leaders of the Week will hold
individual conferences with stu-
dents and faculty. Appointments
may be made at the office of Jo-
anne Smith, Danforth Fellow in
Lane Hall. The phone is Univer-
sity extension 2150. .

JAMES LLOYD STONER

VERA SMITH LOWRIE

JOSEPH A. SITTLER

HERRICK B. YOUNG
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CONVERGE ON CAMPUS:
Leaders in Many Fields
Prticipate in Program

Will Relate to All
College Aetivities
Religion in Life Week, March 6-10, will furnish a round of ac-
tivities relating religion to all phases of university life.
Thirteen speakers including an atomic physicist, a sociologist,
and a Chinese delegate to the San Francisco conference, as well as
emninet Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant r ]igions leaders will conduct
seminars, guild meetings, and serve as g iet lectUrIers in the class
room.
THE PROGRAM will start rolling when six of the speakers mount
local pulpits tomorrow as guest ministers.
Climaxing the week will be an all-campus assembly at 8:30
p.m. Thursday in Rackham Lecture Hall. Rev. Kiyoshi Taninoto,
pastor of the Hiroshima Methodist Church will relate his first
hand "Hiroshima Experiences."
Between these events, a full calendar is planned. Nine subjects.
will be discussed in daily seminars led by the guest speakers.
PROTESTANT devotional services and breakfasts will be held at
7 a.m. daily at the Methodist Church. Chapel services will be given at
5 p.m. daily at the Congregational Church.
Mass will be given at 7, 8, and 9 a.m. each morning at the St.
Mary Student Chapel. There will be a special class in explanation
of the Catholic Faith at 8 p.m. 'Tuesday, and a forum on Daily
Problems in relation to the Catholic Faith at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The University observance of a religious emphasis week is another
of several which have been iheld on ceumpuses aceros t h fl'ion.
THE IDEA for Michigan's week was conceived a year and a
half ago at a student religious conference in Missouri. Bill Miller, stu-
dent co-chairman was one of Michigan's dozen or so delegates.
Since then it has been carefully worked out by a network of
student and faculty committees.
A little-publicized continuation committee will obsere this year's
program from all angles and will analyze its defects in hopes of plan-
ning an improved program for next year.
A NUMBER OF timely books on religious topies wili be on dis-
play in Lane Hall.
"Bomb That Fell on America", Ilerman lHagedorii; "Brothers
Under the Skin", J. Finegan "Christian Signiicince o Karl
Marx, Miller; "Civilization on Trial", A. J. Twvnbec; "'Guide tou
Understanding the Bible", Fosdick; "Stop Looking and Listen",
Chad Walsh; and "When You Marry", Duvall and Hill are some
of their suggested books.
Students wishing personal conferences with the speakers may
make appointments by calling Joanne Smith, at Lane Hall, 'U' Ext.
2150.
THE PROGRAM is sponsored by the Board of Religious Coun-
selors. It has been organized and managed by a campus committee
of approximately one hundred students.
Program H iohho i hts
RELIGION-IN-LIFF WEEK - MARC! ;-10-
SUNDAY MARCH 6
Church Services. Guild Meetings
MONDAY, MARCH 7
2:45 p.m.-Radio Interview, WUOM ......Dr. Raymond Seeger
4:10 p.m.-Seminars:
"Approaches in Bible Study". ..Rev. Joseph Sittler
Lane Hall
"Physical Science and Religion;
The Religious Implications of Atomic
Energy" ................... Dr. Raymond Seeger
Rackham Assembly Room
TUESDAY, MARH 8
4:10 p.m.-Seminars:
"World Outlook for Christianity"....Dr. T. Z. Koo
East Conference Room, Rackham Building
"World Race Relations" ........ Herrick B. Young
International Center
"Chi'istian Campus Life"........Mrs. Vera Lowrie
Hussey Room, Michigan League
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9

These six speakers, five of whom
are pictured above, will be part of
a group of thirteen noted lecturers
who will speak here during Re-
ligion-in-Life Week, March 6-10.
Herrick B. Young, secretary of
the Presbyterian Board of Mis-
sionary Personnel, will relate his
Marriagre Talk
To Be Given by
D1. Thjelioff
Student interest in the newly
revived marriage lecture series
will be given added impetus when
a national authority in family re-
lations will appear on campus next
week as Religion in Life Speaker.
Dr. Eldred V. Thiehoff is known
to many University students as a
leader at Camp Miniwanca near
Shelby, where he taught classes in
"Love, Courtship and Marriage."
For 10 years he worked with the
Michigan state health depart-
ment.
On Sunday, March 6, he will
speak to the Presbyterian student
guild meeting. "Marriage and the
Family" will be his topic at 4:10
p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the
Hussey Room of the League.
Dean To Give
Sermon Here
Prof. Albert G. Huegli, Dean of
Students at Concordia Teachers
College, River Forest, Illinois, will
speak at the University Lutheran
Chapel for Religion in Life pro-
grams.
He will preach the Sunday
morning sermon "Put Your Faith
to Work" at the chapel. He will
also lead a discussion at the 5:30
meeting of Gamma Delta, Luther-
an Student Club.

experiences while traveling in Af-
rica and South America. in his
several Religion-in-Life appear-
ances.
GEORGE PELL Gilmour, pres-
ident of McMaster University,
Hamilton, Ontario will make sev-
eral classroom appearances next
week to discuss the relation of re-
ligion to students' lives.
Also scheduled on the Reli-
gion-in-Life Week program are
James Lloyd Stoner, the young-
est man ever to serve as Na-
tional Director of the Univer-
sity Christian Mission and
Prof. S. K. Patro, prominent
leader in the Student Christian
Movement.
A nationally known sociologist,
Mrs. Vera Smith Lowrie, will add
religion to her regular field of in-
terest in her campus appearances
nor Religion-in-Life Week.
PROF. JOSEPH Sittler of the
Chicago Theological Seminary will
also speak here next week. For
several years, Prof. Sittler served
as a member of the University
Christian Mission Teams, making
trips to several college campuses.
Five of these speakers will be
heard in the various Ann Arbor
churches tomorrow. Prof. Sittler
will preach at the Zion Lutheran
Church while Prof. Patro will
deliver a sermon at the Epis-
copal Church.
Also slated to give guest ser-
mons tomorrow are Rev. Young,
who will preach the regular Sun-
day sermon at the Baptist
Church, Chancellor Gilmour who
will be heard from the pulpit of
the Congregational Church and
Stoner who will appear at the
memorial Christian Church.
In the evening, Prof. Sittler will
meet with the Canterbury Club
while Mrs. Lowrie and Chancellor.
Gilmour will address the Congre-
gational-Disciples Guild and the
Roger 'Williams Guild respective-
ly. Stoner will speak before the
Evangelical and Reformed Guild
tomorrow evening.

RAYMOIND JOHN SEEGER
* - *4

S. K. PATRO)

SPEAKERS TO EXPLAIN:
A tomic Bozb Blew Up
Basis for Moral Beliefs

One little bomb blew up years of
scientific belief and blasted cen-
turies of the basis for moral judg-
ment one day over three years ago.
Two Religion in Life Week
peakers in their campus appear-
ances next week will explain how
the atom bomb upset the, physi-
cists's knowledge of the atom and
how this upset undermined man's
right to wage war.
BOTH THE Rev. Kiyoshi Tani-
moto and Raymond John Seeger
have had intimate contacts with
atomic energy.
Rev. Tanimoto was within a
male of the center of the first
atomic bomb explosion in Hir-
oshima, Japan, on Augst 6,
1945.
The Methodist church, of which-
Tan imoto was pastor, was razed
to theground when the bomb
struck. Though he was injured
the pastor worked constantly
among his parishoners.
Dr. Koo Will
Speak During,
ReligionWeek
Dr. T. Z. Koo, advisor to the
Chinese delegation to the San
Francisco conference in April,
1945, will be one of the headlin-
ing speakers for the campus Re-
ligion in Life Week.
Dr. Koo returned to the United
States after living under the eyes
of the Japanese army in China.
He will speak at the Methodist
Church at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. He
will also speak at the Wesleyan
Guild meeting that evening.
At 5 p.m. Monday he will lead
the daily chapel service at the
Congregational Church.
He will direct a seminar on
"World Outlook for Christianity."
Father Keller
To Give Talks
The director and founder of
the Christophers, Father James
Keller, will speak at several Re-
ligion in Life affairs at St. Mary's
Chapel.
S!Father Keller will explain thel
idea behind the Crristopher
movement at 8 p.m. March 10. The
Christophers is a kind of laymen's
missionary group.
Father Keller is a member of
the Missionary order of Maryknoll
Fathers and has spent some time
in China.
He is the author of the recent
book "You Can Change the
World" which undertakes to ex-
plain the idea behind the Chris-
tophers.

IT WAS because of this work
that author John Hersey singled'
out Rev. Tanimoto as one of the
six Japanese heroes of his book,
"Hiroshima."
Out of the rubble of the atom
bombed city, Rev. Tanimoto is
building a new hope for world
peace. le has founded the
Hiroshima Peace Association,
which will serve as an interna-
tional, non-secretarian research
laboratory for peace education
throughopt the world.
A guest of the Methodist church
Board of Missions, Rev. Tanimoto
hopes to find here financial back-
ing to rebuild his church and to
spend the idea of the peace cen-
ter to agencies working for the
same end.
THE OTHER top notch speak-
er, Raymond Seeger, was one of
the brains behind the use of the
atom bomb at Bikini.
The physicist utilized his
years of scientific research in
serving with the Navy's advisory
board. This civilian group gave
the Navy chiefs some essential
know-how on certain instru-
ments that made the atomic en-
ergy experiments possible.
Today Seeger continues to
serve with the Navy department
as a research consultant in theo-
retical physics.
BOTH SEEGER and Tanimoto
have scheduled several speaking
engagements to explain the rela-
tion of religion and atomic en-
ergy.
Seeger will lead a seminar
on "Physical Science and Re-
ligian; the Religious Implica-
tions of Atomic Eenergy" at 4:10
Monday at Rackham. He will
also be featured on the regular
Lane Hall radio broadcast Mon-
day.
Rev. Tanimoto will direct a
seminar in "Hiroshima-World
Peace" at 4:10 Wednesday at the
Union. At 5 p.m. Thursday he
will speak on "Christian Clarity"
at the daily chapel service at the
Congregational church.
The men will also speak with
students in the classroom, in or-
ganized residences and at per-
sonal conferences.
ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC
STUDENTS CHAPEL
MASSES: Sunday-8:00, 9:30, 11
and 12
Daily--7:00, 8:00, 9:00
LENTEN DEVOTIONS
WED., 7:30-Novena Prayers
Sermon, Benediction
FRI., 7:30-Stations of the Cross
Benediction
Thompson and Williams Streets

Week Relives
18 Year Old
'U' Precedent
Clergy, Others
Spoke in 1931
The 1949 Reiion in Life Week
renews an 18 year-old precedent
set by Religious Emphasis Week
conducted here in 1931.
Prominent churchmen and oth-
ers interested in religious prob-
is were enlisted as speakers and
lectures and discussions were held
similar to this year's plan, ac-
cording to The Daily reports of
the week of February 22, 1931.
* *
SUBJECTS ranged from "Can
a Scientist Be A Churchman" to
"The Striking Personalities of
Modern Germany." Even atomic
structures was referred to.
President James King of Olivet
College spoke on "The Mastery
of Fear." Noted humanist Dr.
Curtis W. Reese discussed the
science and religion question.
Hon. J. Stitt Wilson, a prominent
British Labor Party member, Dr.
L. F. Gruber, president of the
Chicago Theological Seminary
and Dr. Allyn K. Foster, Baptist
lecturer and churchman were on
the speakers list.
DR. FOSTER "brought out the
wonder and divine significance of
atomic structure and emphasized
the point that as the atom draws
its energy from some vast reser-
voir of physical power, so the hu-
man spirit can get in touch with
an immeasurable source of divine
power" The Daily reported.
The address on German per-
sonalities was made by Dr.
Harry N. Holmes of New York,
field secretary of the World Al-
liance For International
Friendship, on the basis of in-
terviews with the then Presi-
dent von Hindenburg and other
leaders.
Fred B. Smith, moderator of the
National- Council of Congrega-
tional Churches, predicted that
universal religion was on the hori-
zon.
Rabbi F ram
Will Present
HillelTalk
A pioneer in the movement fo
adult Jewish education will appear
here tomorrow in conjunction with
the Hillel Foundation's observ-
ance of the Religion in Life pro-
gram.
Rabbi Leon Fram, of the Temple
Israel in Detroit, will speak on
"Religion in the Changing World'
at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at Hillel
He has traveled widely in Rus-
sia, Palestine, Europe and Latin
America. Articles of his travels
have been published in several
publications.
At the present time he is vice
president of the Jewish Commun-
ity Council of Detroit.
RABBI LEON FRAM
of Temple Israel, Detroit
will speak on
"The Case for Religion

-Pro and Con"
Sunday Afternoon, 3:30 P.M.
HILLEL FOUNDATION
2101 Hill
Everyone Welcome

4:10 p.m.-Seminars:.
"Marriage and Family".......Dr. Eldred
Hussey Room, Michigan League
"Hiroshima-World Peace" Rev. Kiyoshi
Room 3S, Michigan Union
THURSDAY, MARCH! 10

Thiehoff
Tanimoto

4:10 p.m.-Seminars:
"Religion and Higher
Education" ...................Rev. James Stoner
Teacher's Library-Elementary School
"Basic Christian Beliefs".....Dr. George Gilmour
East Conference Room. Rackhan Building
8:30 p.m.-Campus Assembly:1
"Hiroshima Experiences"... Rev. Kiyoshi Tanimoto
R4ckham Lecture Hall

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