Davies, Rev. Trevor H.
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A deepening consciousness of the significance and meaning of Empire over the last three years. Some words on Empire, and the British Empire. Considering now the spiritual unity of the British Empire. The most important social question that is facing Britain today: the movement for the greater equalizations of status and wealth and opportunity. The need for industrial reconstruction; at present the very dramatic and far-reaching process of industrial reconstruction. The impossibility of going back to the situation that existed before the War. How to develop freedom for the individual, for the social and commercial and industrial unit, without breaking the framework of national unity. The workingman of Great Britain often impatient with the results of what he calls democratic government. The speaker's suggestions of three very hopeful features of the situation; features which make him perfectly confident that Great Britain will be able to solve this most important problem, with a discussion of each. The three features: the leaders of labor in Great Britain are men who can be absolutely trusted; during the last three and a quarter years the classes have been brought together as never before; that already there is a revolution taking place, and this revolution is taking place without any breach of the ancient traditions of the country. Peril in the present situation but hope that once again the Motherland will stand before the world as an example of how democratic freedom may be realized without any breach of the traditions of the state. The attitude of the British people today. Support for the war effort. The British fighting something sinister and evil, against something that constitutes not only a national but also a moral menace. Some personal anecdotes of the speaker's experiences in Great Britain.