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Advocating Federation as the remedy for International Anarchy, and for Wars and huge
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Address--Mr. W. ALEX. SOTHERN
(Formerly of the Military Library, Whitehall), THE GLADSTONE CLUB, NORWICH.
“For the compilation of this Catalogue (which, however, does not pretend to be complete), we have engaged the services of Mr. W. A. Sother, who has for many years acted as Librarian, and is well qualified for the task in question."-Article in CONCORB, May 16, 1888, “ The Literature of War, Peace, and Arbitration,"
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and our fortnightly articles in the Echo, in
foreign journals, and the production of
A New Year's Address to the Members of the Association ... with others at Paris, with a view to consider
the practicability of constituting a permanent
committee to study and report on the un-
settled questions which threaten the peace of
Durham. The Committee have rendered,
during the past year, a great service in taking
up one of the most important subjects dis-
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we refer to the great need of securing for the
prize of £50 for the best model chapter on
peace and war (for schools) has attracted
offices of the different societies) have reached
students and such instruction with regard to
We are glad to look back upon another year the official speakers on that occasion. Mr.
During the past year the deplorable conflict sermons and other addresses delivered at in Uganda led us to address the British Christmas and New Year's time some such Government and the Anti-Slavery Bureau at expansion of moral sentiment and sense of Brussels, inquiring what steps had been taken obligation to look on others' good as well as under the Brussels General Act of 1890. Its our own was abundantly evident. And it is provisions restrict the importation of firearms not too much to say that the large portion of into territories infested by the slave trade; the Bishop of Durham's charge to the clergy and it appeared to us to be highly necessary of his diocese dealing with the question of that the public should be informed as to what ! International Peace (quoted in our last issue) steps had been taken by the several Powers | may be cited to mark a distinct advance in which had signed the Act. After much the tide of practical Christian ethics. For, correspondence, we have received information after all, the only real test is what we do or from our Foreign Office that a report on this i are willing to do or endure, and not what we subject may be shortly expected.
say or profess. As the revered teacher said: The Committee feel great satisfaction in “The question of international peace . ... is having, by means of a small guarantee fund, a searching test of the scope and vitality of raised among its friends, facilitated the publica our own faith”; also "the development of tion of an English translation of the Baroness moral ideas (that is, their being translated into von Suttner's remarkable work, “Die Waffen national action) encourages us not less than Nieder”-“ Lay Down Your Arms”). They the progress of society to look for the exare especially happy that the English public tinction of war.” And seeing it is now, under will be enabled to know and appreciate this most fitting auspices, thus acknowledged that work, through the admirable translation made “the National Church has a message to the by their esteemed Vice-Chairman, Mr. T. nation,” bidding it seek peace by quite other Holmes, F.R.C.S. The Committee felt that it means than by bloated armaments and fruitless was hardly creditable that a book which had war, those few public teachers outside that appeared in three other languages, and had conventional pale who have long held such produced so great an impression on the convictions may be encouraged to come into Continent, should not be known in England. line on behalf of a cause that is beyond all Its appearance has really constituted an event party or sectarian divisions, and the claims of in the history of the movement, and may have which are as wide as humanity itself. a far-reaching influence in bringing about the great reform for which we are labouring.
As the soundness of the doctrine will have Friends,-Such has been part of the work to stand the rough test of practical application, done during the last twelve months, and there we will make an essay in that direction by has been only one drawback to the satisfaction citing one or two passages from a religious which our Committee have felt in rendering teacher who may be regarded as almost at the these services—we refer to the anxiety in opposite pale to that of orthodox ecclesiastics. which, as usual, they have been placed as to
We refer to Mr. Frederic Harrison's New Year's the means of meeting the very moderate ex
Day address to the Positivist “Church”; and, penses of the Association. We leave it to you if any of our readers query “how religious ?” our to consider whether you will not do your best answer is ready to hand. Mr. Harrison spoke to relieve those who are engaged in so great a of having just then received a letter“ from the task from embarrassment on this score. They most eminent of living philosophers," who often have before them proposals of much
remarked therein that "much of what was called value, to which they dare not give effect, in religion is ethics. Just so; but as faith withconsequence of inability to incur even a out works is dead, so also are philosophic ethics moderate additional outlay. Should this be į but a dream until applied to the practical so ?-Yours faithfully,
A WORKER ! difficulties and international struggles of the
work-day world. Let us then see if fruitful
hints in this direction may be gained from "RELIGION IS ETHICS."
passages in Mr. Harrison's address. It will be That keen critic, but also wise mentor,
for our readers to apply his remarks more Emerson, remarked - now well-nigh forty
closely than he could do at the time: and we years ago—"The doctrine of the Old Testa
have no responsibility for his special allusions. ment is the religion of England; the first leaf
After a graceful reference to Tennyson “who of the New Testament it does not open.” We
had left no successor," he proceeded to remark would fain believe that the moral standard of
on " the military burdens under which Europe our nation has advanced since that period ; 1
is staggering” thus :and especially in the direction of greater
“All this overshadowing of the Continent by the willingness to do to other nations what we i of Europe since Germany, in the pride of victory, had
sinister genius of war had been the standing condition desire them to do to us. In several of the chosen to clutch an integral, he would say an indepar