EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
Fosdick, Harry Emerson
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This meeting held in conjunction with the League of nations Society in Canada. The speaker's statement of the deepest and most critical problem facing the world today: "Either we are going to get there first with international substitutes for war, or else a new world-war will shatter civilization to its very foundation. The temptation in North American to forget this; reasons why we shouldn't. Characteristic differences between the situation in Great Britain and the situation in North America. More comments on the position of the United States. How Canada and the U.S. in the north, Australia and New Zealand in the south, are inextricably entangled in the great Pacific situation. Why the Pacific problem is our problem. The carrying over of international relationships from violence to co-operation as the next logical step in the progress of the race. Progress in our education system, and in religion, and in local government away from the use of force to co-operation. The speaker's conviction that the League of Nations and the World Court offer our best hope. The deep stake that Christianity has in the matter of war and peace.