Switzerland

A Report on the World Church from a “Strange Swiss Paradise,” 1946
Report on the World Church from a “Strange Swiss Paradise,” 1946

Reporting from Switzerland in 1946, John C. Bennett offered brief observations about starvation and turmoil in Europe and comments on how America cannot “relax in the midst of its abundance.” But he mostly focuses on the emerging World Council of Churches (WCC).

The Devil in the Boxcar: How the Great War Unleashed Lenin
The Devil in the Boxcar: How the Great War Unleashed Lenin

“We must hate,” Lenin told his commissars. “Hatred is the basis for communism.” Rarely has an achieved ambition been so consequential.

Christian Reconstruction in Europe: Responsible Rebuilding
Christian Reconstruction in Europe: Responsible Rebuilding

This timely article asserts a particular role for Christians in rebuilding Europe after World War II. Although the article was originally published in Christianity and Crisis by Roland Elliott on November 30th, 1942, it is relevant for Christians looking at the destruction in Syria today.

The Small Nations and European Reconstruction
The Small Nations and European Reconstruction

In 1942, Christianity & Crisis argues the importance of preserving and incorporating smaller nation-states when reconstructing Europe after World War II.