Announcement of Congress on Reduction of Armaments, April, 1921

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Announcement

CONGRESS ON REDUCTION OF ARMAMENTS

AND

SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING

of the

World Alliance for International Friendship Through the Churches

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- MAY 17, 18, 19, 1921

DAY MEETINGS -- New England Congregational Church
19 West Delaware Place
EVENING MEETINGS -- Medinah Temple
14 East Ohio Street

Among the speakers are:

WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN

EDWARD A. FILENE

E. S. PARKER

JOHN SPARGO

FRANCIS [R.] TAYLOR

E. D. TROWBRIDGE

AMOS P. WILDER

JANE ADDAMS

REV. CHARLES F. AKED, D.D.

REV. NEHEMIAH BOYNTON, D.D.

REV. ARTHUR J. BROWN, D.D.

REV. EDWARD S. CUMMINGS, D.D.

REV. SAMUEL A. ELIOT, D.D.

REV. GEORGE GLEASON, D.D.

REV. CHARLES S. MACFARLAND, D.D.

REV. C. C. MORRISON, D.D.

The Chicago Church Federation is [cooperating] in the arrangements and will act as host of the occasion. [page 2]

TENTATIVE PROGRAM

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1921.

Afternoon session. 2:30 p.m. -- Registration of delegates, organization, devotional service, reports.

4:00 p.m. -- World Alliance. Three Addresses.

REV. CHARLES S. MACFARLAND, D.D.

REV. ARTHUR J. BROWN, D.D.

REV. SAMUEL A. ELIOT, D.D.

Evening Session. 8:00 p.m. -- Reduction of Armaments. Two Addresses.

Disarmament: The Hope of the World.

REV. CHARLES F. AKED, D.D.

Second Speaker to be announced.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1921.

Morning Session. 10:00 a.m. -- Business Connected with World Alliance.

11:00 a.m. -- The Establishment of Right Relations with China and Japan. Four Addresses.

Factors Making for Good Will Between America and China.

AMOS P. WILDER.

Factors Making for Good Will Between America and Japan.

GEORGE GLEASON.

Factors Making for the Solution of the California-Japanese Question.

E. S. PARKER.

America's Naval Policy in the Pacific.

JANE ADDAMS.

Afternoon Session. 2:30 p.m. -- America's Responsibility in World Conditions. Three Addresses.

REV. EDWARD S. CUMMINGS, D.D.

JOHN SPARGO

Third Speaker to be announced.

Evening Session. 8:00 p.m. -- International Friendship and the Churches. Two Addresses.

EDWARD A. FILENE.

Second Speaker to be announced.

THURSDAY MAY 19, 1921.

Morning Session. 10:00 a.m. -- United States and Mexico. Three Addresses.

E. D. TROWBRIDGE.

FRANCIS [R.] TAYLOR.

Third Speaker to be announced.

Afternoon Session. 2:30 p.m. -- Christian Unity the Basis of International Friendship.

Christian Unity on the Mission Field the Way Toward International Friendship.

REV. ARTHUR J. BROWN, D.D.

Christian Unity the Basis of International Friendship.

REV. C. C. MORRISON, D.D.

Third Speaker to be announced.

Evening Session. 8:00 p.m. -- A United Church for a United World. Two Addresses.

REV. NEHEMIAH BOYNTON, D.D.

The Churches United for Peace.

WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN. [page 3]

WHAT SOME LEADING MEN HAVE TO SAY ON THE SUBJECT OF THE REDUCTION OF ARMAMENTS

JOHN J. PERSHING. -- "The world does not seem to learn from experience. It would appear that the lessons of the past six years should be enough to convince everybody of the danger of nations striding up and down the earth armed to the teeth. But no one nation can reduce armaments unless all do. Isn't it then time for an awakening among enlightened peoples to the end that the leading powers may reach some agreement which would not only relieve the world of this terrible financial load but which in itself would be a long step toward the prevention of war?"

MAJOR-GENERAL TASKER H. BLISS. -- "Disarmament is the only practical method of limiting war. It is the only means of preserving the world from bankruptcy and civilization from ruin."

SIR FREDERICK MAURICE, K.C.B. -- "If you wish for peace, prepare for peace, is the great lesson of the great war. Armaments are ineffective as insurance against war, because increase of armaments in one state produces corresponding increase in other states, and then comes the temptation to make use of these powerful weapons."

LIEUT.-COMMANDER THE HON. J. M. KENWORTHY, member of Parliament for Hull and a well-known expert on naval affairs. -- "The best that could possibly happen to the world is this: At a certain hour on a certain day and certain month to be arranged, every ship of war belonging to every nation should be taken into deep water and sunk with appropriate religious ceremony, officers of the navies of all nations being liberally pensioned, their pensions depending on their not agitating for more warships."

GENERAL SARRAIL, Commander of French Army that operated from Salonica. -- "It is necessary to arrive at general disarmament by stages; at first on land, then on sea. Competition in armaments results from the desire of militarists to retain preponderance of the influence scandalously realized by them during the war and from the wave of imperialism which since 1918 has been overwhelming the world."

HERBERT HOOVER. -- "There is no more inconceivable folly than this continued riot of expenditure on battleships at a time when great masses of humanity are dying of starvation in certain parts of the world, parallel with bursting warehouses of rotting food in other places. The continued waste of the world's energies and resources in such foolishness instead of moving these commodities from [centers] of surplus to [centers] of famine is one of the most amazing failures of statesmanship of our times."

WILLIAM H. TAFT. -- "Of course I favor, in the interest of world peace and national economy, reduction and limitation of armament by the leading maritime powers."

SENATOR WILLIAM E. BORAH. -- "In the year 1920 five great nations (the United States, Great Britain, Japan, France and Italy) expended for military and naval purposes, $16,442,251,101. This is a little over $2,000,000,000 more than all these nations together expended for military purposes in fourteen years, from 1900 to 1914." [page 4]

ORGANIZATIONS TO BE INVITED TO SEND DELEGATES

Administrative Committee, Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America

Constituent Bodies of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America

Baptist Churches, North

National Baptist Convention

Free Baptist Churches

Christian Church

Christian Reformed Church in North America

Churches of God in North America (General Eldership)

Congregational Churches

Disciples of Christ

Friends

Evangelical Synod of North America

Evangelical Association

Methodist Episcopal Church

Methodist Episcopal Church, South

African M. E. Church

African M. E. Zion Church

Colored M. E. Church in America

Methodist Protestant Church

Moravian Church

Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Presbyterian Church in the U.S., South

Primitive Methodist Church

Protestant Episcopal Commissions on Christian Unity and Social Service

Reformed Church in America

Reformed Church in the U.S.

Reformed Episcopal Church

Reformed Presbyterian Church General Synod

Seventh Day Baptist Churches

United Brethren Church

United Evangelical Church

United Presbyterian Church

Church Federations

United Lutheran Church

Episcopalians

Jews

Roman Catholics

Unitarians

Universalists

Representative of Labor

Federations of Women's Clubs

Y.M.C.A.

Y.W.C.A.

Student Movement

Home Missions Council

International Conference of Missions

Foreign Mission Boards

The Church Peace Union

League to Enforce Peace

League of Free Nations Association

New York Peace Society

American Peace Society

League of Nations Union

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

World Peace Foundation

Women's International League

Peace Association of Friends, Richmond, Ind.

Pennsylvania Peace Society

Pro-League Independents

Pennsylvania Arbitration and Peace Society

Fellowship of Reconciliation

League for Political Education

Academy for Political and Social Science

International Chamber of Commerce

AMERICAN BRANCH OF THE WORLD ALLIANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP THROUGH THE CHURCHES

WILLIAM P. MERRILL
Chairman
HENRY A. ATKINSON
General Secretary
FREDERICK LYNCH
Educational Secretary
LINLEY V. GORDON
Associate Secretary
SIDNEY L. GULICK
Secretary Oriental Relations
GEO. A. PLIMPTON
Treasurer
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Officers, Members Ex-Officio

REV. PETER AINSLIE, D.D., LL.D.

REV. NEHEMIAH BOYNTON, D.D.

REV. ARTHUR J. BROWN, D.D., LL.D.

REV. FRANCIS E. CLARK, D.D., LL.D.

PRES. W. H. P. FAUNCE, D.D., LL.D.

MRS. IDA W. HARRISON, LL.D.

BISHOP E. R. HENDRIX, D.D., LL.D.

HAMILTON HOLT, LL.D.

REV. CHARLES S. MACFARLAND, D.D., LL.D.

DR. JOHN R. MOTT, LL.D.

REV. FRANK MASON NORTH, D.D., LL.D.

MR. FRED B. SMITH

MRS. H. R. STEELE

MRS. F. F. WILLIAMS

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