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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 79

The League's Affirmations

The League's Affirmations.

The League affirms:—
(1)That it will resist any attempt to interfere with purely secular system of State education.
(2)That in matters of religion strict neutrality is the only just attitude that a State can assume towards its citizens.
(3)That to introduce any form of religions instruction into our State system of education would be [unclear: d] mental to the best interests of the schools, [unclear: leai] to sectarian strife among the children, and [unclear: imp] ing a religious test upon the teachers.
(4)That to determine the question of religious [unclear: ins] tion, or Bible-reading, in schools by means of referendum would be absolutely subversive of neutrality of the State in matters of religion.
(5)That the Nelson system, even if it be with in letter of the Education Act, is an ingenious [unclear: eva] of its real spirit and intent, and that the [unclear: Le] will oppose this innovation.
(6)That the League is strongly opposed to the [unclear: intro] tion of the New South Wales text-book in to State schools of the Dominion.