In summer 1954, Dag Hammarskjöld gave a notable talk to a gathering of the World Council of Churches, at Evanston, Illinois. Just as he met academic groups with zest—he was at home in university settings—he also met religious groups as a kindred spirit. At Evanston his hosts asked whether he needed background information about the World Council. He laughed and said no, that wouldn’t be necessary: their organization was a successor in an ecumenical movement founded in his Swedish hometown by one of his boyhood mentors, Archbishop Nathan Soderblöm. The passage here from Hammarskjöld’s talk is long but there are no wasted words. Toward the end he finds his way, as you’ll see, to a pure Hammarskjöldian theme.