Concerns over Religion (8 October 1914)

On 8 October, the Hespeler Herald reported that ‘Evangelism [was] Dying.’ All churches were suffering a declining attendance during their services. This article printed a plea that asked the people of the Waterloo Region to find balance in their business and politics, in order to still attend church and maintain their faith. “The church must uncompromisingly proclaim the deadly peril of riches… the dominant aim of commerce and industry must come to be service, not profits.”  The article pleaded for a new national conscience to revive religion in Canada, especially when dealing with the realities of war.

(“Concerns over Religion,” Hespeler Herald, 8 October 1914)