The Rice Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Ed. 1 Monday, February 7, 1955 Page: 1 of 4
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The Rice Thresher
Special Religion Emphasis Week Edition
Monday, February 7, 1955
Religious Emphasis Week Begins Tomorrow
R E Week Launched Tonight
With The President's Reception
Dr. Edward McCrady, President of the University of the South,
who is Principal Speaker for RE Wetfk. . ^
Dr. McCrady Begins RE Week Program
With Address In Commons Tomorrow
Dr. Edward McCrady, who will be the principal speaker of
Rice's Second Religious Emphasis Week, is Vice-Chancellor and
President of the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennes-
see. One of the most versatile educators of our time, he believes
that man need not be the victim of this technical and special-
ized age, and his outstanding achievements in Biology, explora-
tion, music, art, and theology attest to this conviction.
Dr. McCrady will begin the Refff^ous Emphasis Week pro-
gram with the first of three morning addresses at ten o'clock,
Tuesday morning, in the Commons. In addresses Wednesday
(ten o'clock) and Thursday mornings (nine o'clock) he will fur-
ther develop his discussion of science and religion. Classes will
be dismissed ior these addresses, and all students are urged to
attend.* (Continued on Page 4)
The second biennial Rice Religious Emphasis
Week will be launched tonight with the President's
Reception for Dr. Edward McCrady, principal REW
speaker. Mrs. J. Warren Hastings, Rabbi Leo A.
Bergman, Dr. Leonard A. Duce, Rev. Linus J. Thro,
and Dr. A. G. Wiederaenders, discussion leaders for
the week, will also be introduced.
Main events of the week will be held tomorrow
through Thursday. The succeeding three days con-
stitute the main body of the week. Each morning
Dr. McCrady will speak in the Commons, the admin-
istration having granted a one hour holiday each
day. Lunch time will find the discussion leaders
speaking before the various religions represented
here on the campus.
Early in the afternoon each day three open dis-
cussion groups are being held in the library, the sub-
jects being those questions which proved most popu-
lar to the whole school. Mrs. Hastings at other times
in the afternoon will lead some informal discussions
with the literary societies.
After supper the activity is centered at the
dorms, with the various discussion leaders presiding
at their respective halls.
Sneakers, Discussions Offer
Help on Perolexing Problems
By JAY WEIDLER
Religion is one of the most difficult topics to
discuss simply because everyone has his own opin-
ion. Granting this one might further suggest the
logical question of just why have Religious Empha-
sis Week, why try to further discussions that have
no final answer ... at least here on earth.
Two years ago a group of real crusaders got
together, the term crusaders is mild compared to
the task that was before them. A Religious Empha-
sis Week is a task at Baylor, even harder perhaps
at S.M.U., but-R.E.W. at The Rice Institute, unheard
of. Certainly there had been religious organizations
at the Institute, even a religious council was active,
presenting services at Thanksgiving, Christmas and
Easter, but never had there been a time set aside
that all students were urged to take a look at their
own spiritual insides, discuss with others what they
believed were the rights and wrongs of living.
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