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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 17, No. 15. July 29, 1953

Joint S.C.M.-C.S.G. Meeting

Joint S.C.M.-C.S.G. Meeting

The annual meeting of the Student Christian Movement and the Catholic Students' Guild was held on Sunday. July 27. Forty-two members of the two groups attended an informal discussion on "The Implications of it Belief in God." For the C.S.G. Pat Hutchings spoke on the philosophy of religion and the present Stale of Christianity. Stewart Johnson spoke briefly on the necessity of a scientific approach to the problem confronting modern Christians; this scientific method was at present being used in Catholic Action, he said.

For the S.C.M., the President. Alan Quigley stressed the importance of the dual knowledge of both Cod and self; hut the latter cannot be attained without the former. No man can attain self-know ledge without the foretaste of the knowledge of. God, and all that such a knowledge implies. As Calvin says, "God is not known where there is no religion or piety."

The second speaker for the S.C.M., Eric Chupman, pointed out the necessity of persona) contact, with the quality of friendship that it implies, in securing converts from the pagan world. People are rarely converted en masse, so that the method of personal contact must remain the major weapon of defence and attack of Christians.

All speakers spoke of the place of Christianity in the college, and of its effects here so far.

A further meeting has been arranged for Sunday afternoon in the women's common room. Professor Hughes of the Philosophy Department will chair the meeting and will also speak. An invitation is extended to all Afternoon tea will be provide

B. C. Shaw.