Presbyterian Church of England Opposes Bribes for Converting to Christianity

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In London, Presbyterian Church of England holds its annual General Assembly and votes to oppose offering material benefits as inducements for conversion to Christianity.

The Presbyterian assembly votes that "material benefits should not be used as an inducement to bring people within the reach of religious propaganda" and

"where ample opportunities for medical aid already exist, it is undesirable that medical work should be associated with mission activities; and where medical mission work is being carried on, the benefits of the medical mission should not be made conditional on attend- ance at a religious service."

The Presbyterian organization also votes in defense of religious liberty:

"Recognizing that the Jewish people have been frequently subjected to grievous persecution on the grounds of their religious belief, the Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of England reaffirms the right of liberty of conscience in religion, and puts on record its abhorrence of persecution."

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