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Guiding Principles

Again: The Christian Social Congress 1891 The first section of this Congress dealt with the social problem from its Christian, religious aspect. Five papers were read and subsequently theses were adopted which disclosed the leading principles for a Christian action in the social area, rooted in the recognized Christian ethics of the whole Christian era. They […]

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Christian Social Action in the Netherlands

“Patrimonium” The Netherlands Workers’ Association “Patrimonium,” established as a nationwide organization on March 2, 1880, was by no means a trade-union movement according to the actual meaning of the word. Such labor unions did not exist in The Netherlands at that time.                       The principles, […]

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Christians Social Action on the Continent

(NOTE: This is the concluding installment of an article begun in the last issue of TORCH AND TRUMPET.) 3. Germany To understand the Christian social movement, both its principles and aims, knowledge of the German movement is indispensable. Like Great Britain, its origin was in the sphere of home or city missions, which concerned itself with […]

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Christian Action on the Continent

Our previous article in the October-November issue of Torch and Trumpet (vol. 2, no. 4) dealt largely with the social situation in Great Britain. No doubt Great Britain’s long lead economically speaking over the other countries of Western Europe was a great handicap for the latter to overcome in the way of technical progress. However, once […]

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Labor’s Struggle in Great Britain

“Would you be able to find the time to contribute a series of articles to Torch and Trumpet describing the history and principles of Christian trade unionism?” This question came to us from the publishers of this periodical. I have not hesitated in accepting this invitation since I feel that the social problem, despite its great prominence […]

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