Report of the Conference of the World's Student Christian Federation Held At (Volume 5-6)

 
9781154126471: Report of the Conference of the World's Student Christian Federation Held At (Volume 5-6)

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902. Excerpt: ... ACHIEVEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF THE WORLDWIDE STUDENT MOVEMENT Mr. John R. Mott I. Principal Achievements Of The Federation Since Its Organization In 1895. Seven years ago this month in the Wadstena Castle on Lake Wettern, Sweden, within the territory of the Scandinavian movement to which we have so gladly returned for our Conference this year, the WOrld's Student Christian Federation was formed. It may be well after such an interval to pause and ask the question, What has the Federation accomplished? Even the most meager outline of its achievements will strengthen the conviction which we all doubtless share that the Spirit of God not only is the Author but also has been the Energizer of this world-wide enterprise. The Federation has organized five of the eleven great national and international student Christian movements of the world, namely, those of Australasia, South Africa, India and Ceylon, China and Japan. These movements already compare favorably in spiritual power and efficiency with those which first comprised the Federation. At least three of the remaining six movements have been helped at very critical stages in their history. The Federation has made all the student movements of the world better acquainted with each other by establishing among them practical means of communication, such as world's conferences, intervisitation, correspondence and interchange of publications. As a result, the ideas, methods and experiences of each country are now known by the Christian societies of students in all other lands. For example, a band of students in a Government college in the interior of Japan now know more about the work of God among the students of Germany than the students of a European or an American university knew regarding the Christian act...

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