At a meeting of the West London Group on November the 19th, Mrs. Amos read a paper on "Ideals," which was well received, and elicited much helpful conversation. She commenced by saying: "We have come here tonight as practical men and women with really one Ideal in common (whatever different view we may have, and that is to more fully realize the God within us, to bring our everyday life of commonplace duties into a closer relation with that Ideal." She then went on to say that work should be done in love, and not as a labor, and that love and duty should be blended.
The Birmingham group help their second meeting on Tuesday, November the 24th, at the Putman Hotel, where a room has been secured for future meetings. The Secretary reports that a harmonious evening was spent, and the members were all deeply in earnest. It was unanimously agreed that the meetings be help monthly—on the first Tuesday in each month.
The North London Group had a happy meeting on December the 3rd.
A group is formed in Bradford (Yorks).
We have received applications for the formation of Groups from the following centers: Sheffield; Manchester; Barrow in Furness; Leicester; St. Albans; Cheltenham; Gloucester; Weston-super-Mare; Hyde; Weymouth; Plymouth; Banburry; Torquay; Paignton; Newcastle-on-Tyne; Bolton; Kidderminster; Newark; Mansfield; Macclesfield; Blackburn; West Hartpool; Derby; Great Shelford; Cambs.; Ottery St. Mary; Brecon; Birkenhead; Bootle; Okehampton; Longton, Essex; Reading; Braintree; Ventnor; Isle of Wright; Abingdon; Berkshire; Brighton; Jarrow-on-Tyne; Norwich; North Walsham, Norfolk; and Chicago, U.S.A.
Groups will be formed in these places when more names reach us. Readers wishing to join should write to the Editor.
Arrangements are being made to enable the Editor to speak to the combined London Groups and other readers of The Light of Reason in the month of February.
Particulars will be given in our next issue.
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James Allen was a little-known philosophical writer and poet. He is best recognized for his book, As a Man Thinketh. Allen wrote about complex subjects such as faith, destiny, love, patience, and religion but had the unique ability of explaining these subjects clearly and in a way that is easy to understand. He often wrote about cause and effect, sowing and reaping, as well as overcoming sadness, sorrow, and grief. For more information on the life of James Allen, click here.