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BIBLE IN SCHOOLS

EDUCATION COMMITTEE DELIBERATIONS. CANON GAELANDCROSS-EXAMINED. [Pke United Pbess Association.] WELLINGTON, October 24. The Education Committee continued taking evidence on the Bible-in-schools question this morning. Mr Caughley continued the cross-ex-amination of Canon Garland. He said bis league advocated a system of lessons from Scriptures, and for such there was no need of a conscience clause. They neither did nor did not oppose a conscience clause for teachers. The proposals did not include a conscience clause except for children. but he could not say if the league would oppose the introduction of a conscience clause. They only asked teachers to handle the lessons as if they wen teaching literature, not asking them to do more than was obligatory on them now in the growing ordinary Christian teaching. The league did not ask for anything which would violate fundamental principles of any teachers or of any Church. The league did not accept any card for membership unless the applicant was over 21 years of age. Those under 21 were put on one side till their birthday. The Rev. W. C. Cook was also examined as to the method of giving lessons in New South Wales. It was possible, ho said, to give two lessons in an hour, and this would count as two visits. The committee adjourned at 12.15 p.m, till Monday.

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BIBLE IN SCHOOLS, Issue 15632, 24 October 1914

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BIBLE IN SCHOOLS Issue 15632, 24 October 1914

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