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BIBLE IN SCHOOLS

Giving evidence at Wellington yesterdaybe fare- the Education Committee in regard to the Religious Instruction in Schools Bill, the Rev.'W. A. Congregational minister, of Auckland, said that if the Bible-in-schools principle was not showing all-round fairness to nil denominations th± Congregational Church would Ik? the first to oppose it. A great deal had been i»a»d and- written about the opportunity which the Bible-in-schools scheme would give to proselytism. In all his experience in Xew South' Wales of the working of the system he never on any occasion heard of this being attempted He never knew of a miiiistei or teacher attempting to proselytise. Far from this arrangement being pernicious and open 10 abnee, it was bringing the Free Churches of New South Wales together ?nd helping to create *i better understanding : n a way that no other plan had been able to do. Much had been made of the al'egcd injustice which this scheme would put on a Roman CVtholie teacher, but he had never met a teacher who had refused to give a lesson or one whose conscience was" hurt by the supervising of a riding lesson.

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BIBLE IN SCHOOLS, Evening Star, Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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BIBLE IN SCHOOLS Evening Star, Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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