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Meeting in Dunedin.

[by teleoraph.] Dunedin, To-day. A largo meeting was held in the Temperance Hall last night, convened by the Bible in Schools Association, to consider the question of the introduction of Biblereading into schools. Mr. John Bathgate moved —“ That, in the opinion of this meeting, a portion of the Bible should be read daily in the public schools of the colony, subject to a time-table and conscience clause.” Mr. George Bell proposed, and the Rev. J. U. Davis seconded —“ That this meeting, impressed with the advantages offered by our present system of national education, deprecates any interference with its provisions which would tend in the direction of denominationalism. ” The Rev. Mr. Copland moved, as a further amendment, —“ That this meeting, while deprecating any legislation that tends to denominationalism, is yet of opinion that a portion of the Bible should be read daily, with a time-table and conscience clause/’ After considerable confusion, Mr. Bell’s amendment was carried by nearly three to one. The Bible Association is going to convene another meeting. ,

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THE BIBLE IN SCHOOLS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 246, 19 January 1881

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THE BIBLE IN SCHOOLS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 246, 19 January 1881

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