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 - A EAT f EETIRG Five Yoar Meeting of Friends...
A EAT f EETIRG Five Yoar Meeting of Friends Begins Tonight. AN EPOCH HAKIM EVENT In tha History of the Orthodox Church Question of Vital Importance to Be Discussed and Acted On A . Progressive Step. Indianapolis; Oct 21 The general conference of Orthodox Quakers which began in this city today, marks an epoch in the history of the famous sect. It marks the passing away of the old form of control of the denomination and the birth of a new religious body having a central authority and combined agencies for work. In other words, the members of the church has come to a full recognition of the fact that new methods of a progressive sort are absolutely necessary If the denomination is to retain its influence and membership. In the future the church affairs will be managed along the lines employed by the Methodists, Presbyterians and other denominations. Instead of the customary yearly meetings there will be a general national conference once in five years to deal with the affairs of the chprch. It is probable that the conference will iadopt a declaration of faith. A new catechism is contemplated and arrangements will be made, it is understood, for the establishing of a publishing house, The conference will undertake, also, to provide all the meetings represented with active working boards, such as boards of foielgn missions, board of church extension and boards of education. The meeting will open with S. Edgar

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  1. The Richmond Item,
  2. 21 Oct 1902, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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