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AUCKLAND, February 4. The V.M.C.A. Convention was continued to-day. The convention was liesolved for an hour into a lieligious Work Conference. An address was delivered by Mr John McKenzie, of Auckland, and various phases of religious work in the Association were discussed by Messrs Hughes (Dunedin), Moreton (Dunedin), Baker (boys' work director at Christchurch), and others. Mr Peacock (Australia) emphasised the need for intelligent direction, of Christian'energies. The chairman, Professor Picken, expressed the fear that many young men were kept away from the Association by too/ much sanctimoniousness in Christian work. At the,same time, ho said, it was absolutely essential to create a religious atmosphere to make it effectual. There were, however, . some men who seemed ambitious to talk- about their religious experiences to some other fellow. " Four sectional conferences were held this morning. Lady visitors and others interested, in the work of the Association met in the clhbrbom, and after a ( discussion determined to form a Women's National- Committee pf the Y.W.C.A. of New Zealand; with the 'object of bringing under one central organisation the different ladies' committees and auxiliaries with a view to mutual helpful relations being established. Conferences were: also held with.'relation to " Boys' Work," " Military Camp Service," and " Business Management," and the recommendations arrived at will come before the Convention to-morrow.

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YESTERDAY'S PROCEEDINGS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8786, 5 February 1914

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YESTERDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8786, 5 February 1914

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