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(Per Press Association.)

GISBOHNE, March 10

The'question of Bible-teaching m Stat schools was .before the Women's Christian" Temperance Union Convention to-id'ay, and led to an animated discussion which lasted for about an hour and a half. Though the delegates were unanimously in favour of the principle, it was apparent that there was diversity 'of- opinion as to the host mo--th'ods to*bc employed. vMrs Harrison pLoe Cowie moved the following'i resolution : —'' We recognise the need of. drawing together air tho forces' -that make for "righteousness in this great year of battle, and the vast importance of civility and love and goodly concord in our ranks at all times. We" recognise also that all our members.- ,are • unanimous in desiring that, "I#ble r jte,aching shall be given Christ's, littl^ .ones everywhere", the only." diffidence' of . opinion being the ■ method J of" getting such 'teaching into i the schools. The last year has given Lime to the Unions to thoroughly in-vestigate-every--possible method of securing £ible* : te;aching, and as the majority .of,' .oiir '"'branches have voted sfrongfy in favour ' of the Bible in State School's 1 League's system as being the one practical, method', this 'ConvenI t'ioh'decides'*"fo'endorse the opinion of , the 50 or more branches that before 1 and since our last Convention have voted for the Bible in State Schools League's platform. This is in harmony with- the* resolutions passed and reaffirmed by-'the church gatherings of large* denominations, as well as by some smaller bodies, and will make us oiip harmonious whole of Christian citizens demanding from our representatives th<? birthright of our childien." ,-.,-% - Niks, flWrlcison moved as an amend-1 in^nt: —~"T,ln,t_ this Convention re-, qffirms its, advocacy of Bible-teaching, in State, schools. It recognises that amongst its members and branches there are differences of opinion as to the host, methods of carrying out this piinciple, ami being convinced that no p"tion should Up taken by the Convertion winch would impair the spirit of unify which hns hithprto mniWl iho work of the W..CT.U fir > many ve<»is, it iv.of opinio'l t^nt eneb bivnch and oach meviiber .should be loft freo io the navticulnr syste-n of Biblo-tppchin^ which appeals stroiig 1y to thoii" coiß^iences." ,

Tho a-TOeiidrap-H was oanied by /i 01 ' 7. nnd it uas then put as the motio and "arried on tho voices.

" it foes ont to tho whole world," snvl jVT^s Lo' 1 Cowif, " that we nro solid foi; Bible in sdiools." (Applaiiso).

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BIBLE IN SCHOOLS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8815, 11 March 1914

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BIBLE IN SCHOOLS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8815, 11 March 1914

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