LIGHT THE DARK STREETS by C. Kilmer Myers

LIGHT THE DARK STREETS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Father Myers, the vicar of an Episcopal Mission on New York City's lower East Side, has written a compassionate albeit realistic account of his work with the so-called delinquent elements of the city streets and it is a lesson larger than the practical, practising-Christianity it involves. For while showing ""God's love to the dispossessed"", he is conscious of other approaches to be correlated with that of the Church- education, social service and preventive police action; he is understanding of the home conditions which breed hostilities- and the racial attitudes which particularly exacerbate violence within conflict groups- white- Negro and Puerto Rican- such as his. From the time when the Knights, a street club division in a syndicate of clubs, joined his parish, Father Myers has been able to help these boys-and many others- and this is a simple report of his work with them, his achievements- and his failures..... An issue under particular stress today, timeliness will widen the interest in a book which has something hopeful and helpful to say to all those who deal with this problem.

Publisher: Seabury Press