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[Hue United Press Association.] WELLINGTON, October 19. f The Education Committee continued the hearing of evidence this morning against the Religious Instruction in -Schools Bill. The cross-examination of the Rev. D. C. Bates was concluded. The Rev. G. S. took said the Methodist Church supported the platform of iho league. As*a result of long experience the Australian system had given general satisfaction wherever it bad been tried. Difficulties had not arisen through the ** right of entry ” or from teachers’ prosslytism, which waft unknown there. There was hostility from the Roman Catholic Hierarchy, but there was no serious attempt to alter the ft vs tern. The lessons did not cause sectarian etrife. an ddicl mot disturb denominational loyalty among ministers. He had been a pupil under the New South Wales system, and. derived _ great benefit from it.' Small denominations did not surfer from the srstfm. Ihe teachers anu inspectors in New South Wales were satisfied, amd many were enthusiastic concernin'' the moral value of the lessons. It was apparent that at least 70.000 children in New Zealand wore outside the Sunday schools, aud a largo proportion of tho remainder were irregularly instructed. hoi those reasons all in"favor of Sunday school work should lie heart ami soul with tho effort to bring Biblo-teachmg into toe State schools.

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BIBLE IN SCHOOLS, Issue 15627, 19 October 1914

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BIBLE IN SCHOOLS Issue 15627, 19 October 1914

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