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Life and Liberty ‘Catechism’

20 July 2018

July 19th, 1918.

A long report of the Life and Liberty Movement’s First Anniversary Meeting in the Queen’s Hall, London, concluded:

THE Rev. F. A. Iremonger, an honorary secretary of the movement, in the concluding speech of the meeting, paid a glowing tribute to the chairman [Dr William Temple], who was, he said, the prime mover in all their activities. There was, he added, no longer any excuse for people to say the movement was vague and indefinite. They had made their intention perfectly clear. It was to secure the passage of the Enabling Bill through Parliament.
He then rehearsed a short “Catechism” of the Life and Liberty Movement:

1. Q. — What is it we are seeking?
A. — Liberty.
2. Q. — How do we hope to gain it ?
A. — By pressing with all the force we can amass for the passage of the Enabling Bill through Parliament without delay,
3. Q. — When liberty is gained, what then?
A. — We do not know — but God does.

There was, he said, no person in the Church of England who could not join the movement so long as Liberty was the first thing he longed for. He looked forward to a fellowship of a hundred thousand members.


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