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The "Light of Reason" Gatherings

West London Group—On July 26th Mrs. Somerville talked to the members on various spiritual subjects which, with the replies elicited by questions put to the speaker, proved to be instructive.

At the meeting on August 9th Miss J. S. F. Miller gave a lecture on "Religion," in which she drew a distinction between "true and false religion," showing that true religion is a thing of the heart and the life. Miss Miller had to leave the meeting rather early, and the subsequent time was spent in conversation.

North London Group—At the meeting on August 13th, a paper was read by Mr. Rist, which was followed by a discussion.

Birmingham Group—The usual meeting took place on August 9th. Mr. Burton was to have read a paper, but did not arrive, and in his place, Mr. Blizard read a few chapters from The World Beautiful, which was followed by conversation.

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.

A few names are received for the formation of a South Western Group in London, and when more applications reach us, such a Group will be formed.

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James Allen

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