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, . "Necessity in India."
The Assistant, Bishop of Lahore (the Rlsht Rev. J. S. C. Banerjcc), spcakinp at a meet- ing of the Zenana Bible and Medical Mission last, night', said thal, a united ProLcstnnt
Church was an urgent necebsity In India. He told of work done by the Anglican Church In association with the Presbyterian, the Con- gregational, and the Methodist Churches.
"We have begun to forget denominational differences," lie said. "We ate thoroughly ashamed of'them. To you the matter mav be one of academic interest, but with us iii Tndia it Is one of life and death. There, In a land of heathenism, the Protestant Chinch divided into sections cannot hope to succeed We have made great efforts, and we are nearer the goal of a united Church for India."
' THE UNTOUCHABLES.
Bishop Banorjee praised the wovk of' the. ' Zenana Mission in India. The v/omen of India., lie said, controlled the spiritual life of
the home, and'to convert the women was to ' capture the heart, of India. The Christians were now the third largest community in India. The speaker told of the work that was being done among the depressed classes, the untouchables. There were, he said, 50,000,000 of these people, whose leader had recently proclaimed that.they hart nothing to galil from Hinduism. They were "in the market,'' and Mohammedans, Sinks, and other sects
were competing with Christianity for their i adherence. "Thousands of missionaries and teachers will be needed," said Bishop Baner iee. "It. is a challenge no1, only to India, but lo the whole of the Christian world,"