About 2,500 clergymen and religious leaders participated in the 2 lst ecclesiastical meeting held in Stockholm in the middle of May.
It had a real oecumenical stamp. Not only had the delegates been sent from church congregations from all over Sweden, but the Communions of the northern countries were also represented. Catholic and Greek Orthodox priests were also invited as guests to the meeting, which was opened in the presence of the Swedish King.
In an address the Archbishop of Sweden, Dr. Erling Eidem, uttered a warning against the feelings of hatred which are now flaming up between the peoples and urged all Christians to join in the fight against the menace to the future.
" It is truly no wonder," he said, " that terrible harvests of hatred and vengeance are growing up on our pool earth out of the seeds of brute force As Christians it is our duty to take up the struggle against hatred in all its forms in this world which now seems to have become a battleground for evil powers let loose among us. First of all we have to take up this fight in our own hearts, but also in our environment."