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North London Group—On Saturday, May 19th, 12 members and friends met at Chingford to enjoy a ramble together in Epping Forest. The Forest always holds a special charm at this time of the year, and under a sunlight not too brilliant we saw it at its best. A picnic was spread near High Beech under a favorite tree. Everyone returned feeling refreshed by the afternoon’s quiet exercise.

At a meeting on June 9th, at Finchley, Miss Mariella John spoke on "Education in the light of New Thought.” In the course of a very interesting address Miss John said that she had never known a child who did not respond to an unswerving faith in their goodness. The true God idea was inborn in every child and should be fostered. Education, Miss John continued, was becoming commercialized, and in these days it was essential that every citizen should feel something of his or her responsibility. An animated discussion followed the address, and all too quickly Miss John had to leave us to catch a train.

On Saturday, June 53rd, a ramble had been arranged to Hatch End. Through unexpected difficulties arising this had to be abandoned. A party met at Chingford, however, where a quiet and enjoyable stroll was taken through Hawk Wood and in the neighborhood of Connaugh Waters.

Meeting held on July 7th, at Finchley. Mr. Peddie gave a very interesting paper entitled "The Single Tax—a Way to Health."—Harry J. Stone, Hon. Secretary.

West London Group—On June 27th, Mr. Stone, in the absence of the Lecturer, very kindly consented to read his paper on "The Kingdom of the Heart." It was most helpful and instructive, pointing out clearly the simple path in life.

After the paper, Mrs. Worley told the members that this would be the last meeting held at 68, Fermoy Road, as she was leaving that address in July. The members passed a vote of thanks, many of them testifying to the great help the meetings had been to them. It was decided that this Group amalgamate with the West Central which was held at 56, Mortimer Street, Cavendish Square. The next meeting will be held in September, and all the members will receive a notice from the Secretary.

On June 13th, Miss Louie Stacey gave an interesting lecture on "Prosperity.”—J. Worley, Secretary.

Liverpool and Birkenhead Group—On July 2nd a member kindly gave an unusually interesting and helpful comparison of the two points of view taken by the authors of the two books, "Commerce and Christianity" and "The Political Economy of Humanism."—A. C. Duckworth, Secretary.

Home Group, Ilfracombe—On June 15th Mr. James Allen spoke on the subject of "Suffering," pointing out its necessity as a purifier in the universal economy; how, also, it ultimately leads to nobler issues, and higher states of knowledge, wisdom, and power.

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James Allen

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.

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