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NEW YORK, 1900
REPORT OF THE ECUMENICAL CONFERENCE ON
HALL AND NEIGHBORING
TO MAY 1
IN TWO VOLUMES
FIRST EDITION, TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND
CONTENTS OF VOL. 1.
mining Aim-Source of Power-Obligation of this Generation.
V.-RESPONSIBILITIES OF TO-DAY.......
The Student Volunteer Movement Proclaims Responsibility-Wom-
an's Responsibility-Children and Missions-The Church and its Re-
sponsibility-Possible Power of the Pastor.
VI.-METHODS OF AWAKENING INTEREST.
Missionary Addresses-Public Meetings--Young People's Societies
-Systematic Study of Missions-Appeals for Conformity to Jesus
VII.-LITERATURE OF MISSIONS..
Missionary Interest and Missionary Literature-Use of Public Li-
braries–Of the Secular Press-Co-operation in Publication of Books
on Missions-Missionary Periodicals—The Pastor and the Literature
VIII.-PRAYER AND BENEFICENCE.
More Abundant Giving--Consecrated Giving-Systematic Giving-
Efficient Methods of Calling out Gifts-Reflex Influence of the Sup-
port of Missions.
IX.-THE MISSIONARY Society.....
Its Need and Value-Women's Organization-Relation of Mission-
ary Societies to the Denomination—To the Missionary.
X.-COMITY AND CO-OPERATION.
Spirit and Limitations of Missionary Comity-Co-operation in Spe-
cial Departments of Work-Division of Fields-Comity in Practice-
Organization and Administration-Relations to Native Church-
cisms-Relations to Governments.
The Drink Traffic-Degraded Womanhood-Ancient Ethical Sys-
sionaries for Africa—Madagascar.
Beginnings of Work—The Evolution of Hawaii-Micronesia—The
Philippines-New Hebrides—The Oceanic Converts.
of Woman-Formosa-Opening of Korea.
The form in which the Report of the Ecumenical Conference on Foreign Missions is presented requires a few words of explanation.
The body of the report is made up from papers and addresses presented at more than seventy sessions of the Conference. Frequently these addresses were made upon the same topic in different places. To publish the formal record of each meeting within the limits of a salable book was manifestly impossible, so a topical arrangement of the material was decided upon. This arrangement, too, gives a better correlation of the utterances of the Conference on each general question discussed.
The controlling thought in the selection and arrangement of the material was, to give a true conception of the Conference, to increase the motive power of the Church, to enlarge its vision of the great world field, and to promote the development of a science of missions.
A brief history of the Conference has been prefixed as a record of its organization and characteristics and the subject matter of the book has been divided as follows: (1) The story of the Conference. (2) The missionary idea. (3) The survey of the field. (4) Missionary work, and (5) Appendix, containing the detailed Programme and Organization of the Conference, Statistics, Bibliography, and Index.
It would be impossible to give the names of all those to whom the Committee is under obligations for assistance rendered. But the Committee would do itself injustice if it did not acknowledge the invaluable aid rendered it by the Rev. Henry O. Dwight, LL. D. Particular mention should also be made of the work done by Miss E. Theodora Crosby and the Rev. Paul Martin.
EDWIN M. Bliss, Chairman.