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Wright examines those church buildings' historic connections with the skin international and their newly cultivated curiosity in foreign politics. He argues that the clerical and missionary élite's imaginative and prescient of "a new internationalism" was once stressed by way of primarily "Victorian" principles of the inherent superiority of Protestant Christianity, political democracy, and Anglo-Saxon "race characteristics." Tensions among its conventional international view and the recent realities of overseas and inter-racial family finally made this imaginative and prescient untenable. in accordance with Wright, the Canadian church buildings of mainline Protestantism attempted to discover a center floor. They comfy the hyperlink among conversion and westernization and got here to just accept the legitimacy of indigenous church buildings in Asia and Africa. even though they eventually caught to their subject matter of Christian brotherhood and repair, they faced the theological demanding situations of reconciling Christianity with different trust structures and the highbrow revolution within the West. And, even though they paid ritual recognize to the League of countries and collective protection and permitted battle in 1939 as helpful, they confirmed prepared curiosity in disarmament. whereas the ambivalence of this heart floor had a few tragic outcomes, resembling the disability of the Canadian Protestant management to foyer forcefully on behalf of both ecu Jewish refugees within the Nineteen Thirties or jap- Canadians interred in the course of global struggle II, there have been successes in humanitarian, reduction, and academic paintings overseas. The church buildings' actions additionally assisted in shaping the foreign position of the Christian neighborhood and their eventual attractiveness of either ethnic range and the constructing countries' correct to self-determination laid a lot of the foundation for Canada's post-war method of international relief and development.

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Canadian churchmen felt this pressure, too. League advocates in the churches were themselves aware that apathy and doubt about the efficacy of the organization was widespread in Canada and especially within the Protestant community. Local congregations and readers of the Protestant papers were admonished repeatedly for their lack of enthusiasm; national councils and regional conventions regularly spoke to the issue of Canadians' indifference to the league. Only one month after the armistice an editorial in the Canadian Churchman, noting that many people in Canada had already begun to give up hope of creating a league of nations, countered with the cry, "But in the name of God let us try to get such a thing.

The conference, held from 12 November 1921 to 6 February 1922, produced among other things a "Five-Power" naval disarmament treaty considered by some historians to have been a diplomatic milestone. 30 A World Mission Partly because of the duration of the Washington conference and its circuitous progress, however, the passion with which Canadian Protestant officials greeted it soon gave way to sober reflection. At the root of their disillusionment seems to have been the numbing realization that agreements between politicians offered no magical guarantee of peace.

51 Elsewhere Canadians were urged to think of Goethe, Kant, and Beethoven when they thought of Germany! 52 The essential pragmatism and humanity of Canada's Protestant leaders prevailed against their wartime patriotism and they urged Canadians to reflect on the travails of postwar Germany in a spirit of Christian charity and understanding. G. Smith's admitted incapacity to "express an unbiased judgment" about Canada's German community,53 but it is apparent that by the mid-i92os the general attitude of church officials in Canada toward their vanquished enemies was one of forgiveness.

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