"More and more in these days of free education, of the quick and widespread dissemination of information, of 'news', of more knowledge than formerly of what goes on behind the scenes, Church members are weighing causes, estimating values, and making thoughtful decisions for themselves in matters pertaining to Peace and War. Christian leaders of the Church from time to time have made statement of underlying principles and have given fundamental comments on the Gospel in its relation to such subjects as race, nations, internationalism, peace and war. .... Below we have collected some of these statements ...". -- Editor's Note, p. .
Contents: Editor's Note / W.W.J. -- Pt. I: Christian Attitudes and Actions in Times of War -- Pt. II: The Desire for International Goodwill -- Part III: Organization for International Goodwill --Part IV: Prayers for Private and Public Use.
Contents of Pt. I: The Message of the Primate, September 2nd 1939 / Derwyn Toronto [i.e. Owen], Primate -- A. Comments on the Oxford Conference 1937 -- B. Gleanings from the International Missionary Council, Madras, India : December, 1938 -- Christian Duties and Opportunities in Times of Conflict -- C. Excerpts from the Memorandum by the Provisional Committee of the World Council of Churches, July 1938 / The Archbishop of York [i.e. William Temple], Chairman -- D. Possible Tasks for Diocesan Councils for Social Service.
Contents of Pt. II: From the Lambeth Conference, 1930 -- The Address of His Majesty the King [i.e. George VI] : September 3rd, 1939 -- The Address of Prime Minister [Neville] Chamberlain on the State of War : September 3rd, 1939.
Contents of Pt. III: A. From the Lambeth Conference, 1920 -- B. From the Council for Social Service, Report for Consideration, 1939.
Contents of Pt. IV: A Form of Prayer -- A Message from the Primate / Derwyn [Owen] Toronto, Primate -- Special Prayers.
Pt. IV prefaced with Note as follows: "A Form of Prayer. To the Clergy we are enclosing with this Bulletin a copy of 'The Form of Prayer, for use by Christian people in all countries during times of war and rumours of war'. This was sponsored by The Provisional Committee of the World Council of Churches and was prepared by the chairman, The Archbishop of York [William Temple]. .... A Message from the Primate. This Form of Prayer and the additional prayers set forth below appear to me most excellent for either private or public use at this time."