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BIBLE IN STATE SCHOOLS CAMPAIGN SUSPENDED.

» General approval will no doubt be given to the action of the Bible in estate Schools League in suspending its political campaign in the present Imperial crisis which has come upon u he Empire. No doubt many will re gret that at suoh a critical period in the bietory of the movement this check should have come, but it has come through circumstances beyond our control iv New Zealand. Approached in the right spirit, it will be believed that this disaapoinfc ment to the tens of thousands of earn est Christians will be overruled for good in the bands of Him with Whom •' all things work together for good to them that love God.! , That the League has shown a proper spirit is evident from the statement made by Canon Garland when making pubiic announce ment of suspension of political action, he said that the League would be ready to render service in any way that might open to it for service in this crisis, and.tbe Women'sJjLeague wonld by prayer and work actively co-opera-tive in assisting the Empire. The day that statement was made, the League gave proof of its sincerity by undertaking to provide the Bum of £J,OOO towards the equipment of the two field ambulances that accompany the New Zealand expeditionary force from New Zealand, That is quite a proper thing for the League to do. Perhaps it might not be fitting for it to help in providing arms to destroy life yet for such an organisation nothing would be more fitting than to assist in saving life and alleviating the horrors of war. It cannot be doubted that under the League's leader. Canon Garland, and with the strong loyalty which has been shown to him, there will be a most ready response from the members of the League. Iα this, however, and in all things at present, "he givos twicd who gives quickly. Local commiUees of the League will be glad to receive subscriptions from all their members, and small contributions will be as valued.as much as much as larger ones given by those privileged to give more , than small coins.

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BIBLE IN STATE SCHOOLS CAMPAIGN SUSPENDED., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4422, 18 August 1914

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BIBLE IN STATE SCHOOLS CAMPAIGN SUSPENDED. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4422, 18 August 1914

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