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BIBLE IN SCHOOLS

[Pee United Press Association.] WELLINGTON, October 21. The Education Committee resumed the taking of evidence on the Bible-in-Sohools question this morning, Canon Garland, organising secretary of the Bible-in Schools League, submitted evidence covering 23d printed folios. He pointed out that New Zealand stood .alone in the Englishspeaking world as making no provision for religious instruction in its education system. The Australian teachers were not opposed to the system, and had not. expressed approval simply by fear of the department. A targe number of visitors to New Zealand, when interviewed by reporters, expressed approval of the Australian system. He referred to the precedents ,of Switzerland, South Australia, Victoria, and Queensland in justification of taking a referendum. The referendum principle was already accepted in New Zealand on the Prohibition, weekly half-holidays, and certain municipal affairs. Parliament has only been asked to give effect to the _ principle already recognised as applicable to various matters of conscience. He traversed the evidence given by Bishop Cleary, Professor Hunter, Mr Caughley, and the Rev. D. C. Bates. He also quoted voluminously from various diviaos and authorities on education. I

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BIBLE IN SCHOOLS, Issue 15629, 21 October 1914

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BIBLE IN SCHOOLS Issue 15629, 21 October 1914

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