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YESTERDAY'S BUSINESS. (Per Press Association.) AUCKLAND, February 18. The Congregational Union has appointed the Rev. W. Saunders to represent the Union on an Australasian Commission to co-operate with other churches throughout the world in furthering the. moyement towards the union of 1. 1 the various communions of, Christendom.- . ; It was resolved, "That this Council rejoices in the growth of the senti-j ment in favour of the abolition of the liquor traffic from the Dominion and the possibility of reduction' of the threefifths majority, and urges members and adherents to do their part in seeking to remove this menace to social,, and religious life at the forthcoming poll." The Council expressed hearty approval and co-operation in the * suggested formation of_ a New Zealand branch of the Associated Council of Churches .of the British and German Empires for fostering friendly relations between these two peoples. It was resolved to recommend the committee of the Onion-to have slowly in the starting of new work in the Dominion in view of the determination to open churches in the towns and cities. . • ' \ ■' • :

The Pastors' Provident Fund it was reported amounted to £5484. , The London Missionary; Society's report stated that the/contributions totalled £458 13s, against £883 13s in the' previous year. Complaint was made that no action had been taken by the Government in the matter of the representations made in regard to a certain Cook Island official having, it is alleged, exceeded his duty, and it was resolved that the Premier should be interviewed again on the subject.

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CONGREGATIONAL UNION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8798, 19 February 1914

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CONGREGATIONAL UNION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8798, 19 February 1914

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