EXPLO '72 - Dallas, TX

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Explo was an emotional high, centering on the figure of Jesus and shared spontaneously by the thousands in Dallas. Jesus cheers swept every Explo service. A few "Stop the war" chants were heard, and there was some criticism that Explo ignored the social dimensions of the gospel, but the young people were almost unbelievably harmonious throughout the week. Dallas police were incredulous that nobody called them pigs and that no arrests occurred among the registered delegates. ''I couldn't believe it," said a special officer assigned to handle Explo security. "Everything went just like a dream."

A sea of people with Dallas in background

The main stage at the final concert event

Four high school students made plaster-of-Paris versions
of the "one way" symbol and carried them to all the meetings