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Full referenceReturned Student and Their Relationship to the Church (1919)
TypeJournal article
TitleReturned Student and Their Relationship to the Church
JournalCanton Times
Start page7
End page8
Date publication1919
Keywordsreturned student; women; Shanghai; organization; club; Y.W.C.A.; church;

Provides an account of the first Chinese women returned students informal conference hold in Shanghai on December 1918. The initial conference was patronized by the Young Women's Christian Association. It was organized into two sessions : the morning session led by Dr. D.W. Lyon addressed the need to establish an ad hoc organization to meet China's most pressing needs, to conserve effort and unite service, that would supplement the Christian Church. The afternoon session consisted of a more informal discussion, raising the following points: "Why is the average returned student loose in his of her church connections?" "Why should a student join hearilty in the life of the church?" "What can returned stuednts expect to find in the church in the way of work and welcome?" "Xhat definite forms of work are open to educated women in the church"? One speaker observed that there was very little work being done for young women in the churches of Shanghai outside the sudents in mission schools. At the conclusion of the conference, six women (unnamed) resolved to form a class for instruction in the principles of girls club work in their respective churches. 


Published January 20, 1919

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