Monday, December 28, 2009

Fourth Brahmo Conference at Bombay (Mumbai)

The 4th Brahmo Conference (2nd Theistic Conference) was held in December 1889 in Bombay in an organised manner. Pandit S.N. Sastri, M.A,, as Secretary, had issued circular letters to all Samajes to join and to communicate the subjects which they wanted to be discussed
at the Conference. The meetings were held in the Mandir of the Bombay Prarthana Samaj at
Girgaum and the attendance was large. Representatives from the Samajes of Madras, Coimbatore, Bellary, Poona, Ahmednagar, Pandharpur, Baroda,  Ahmedabad, Indore, Nasik, Lahore, Quetta, Hyderabad (Sindh), Dumaron, Karachi, Dhubri, Bagerhat, Calcutta and Shillong were present. Rev. P. C. Mazoomdar came down from Calcutta to participate in the proceedings. Pandit Shib Nath Sastri was present as Secretary. Several addresses were delivered and some resolutions were passed, the most important of which was one for the establishment of a Theistic Union with the object of promoting cooperation amongst the differentTheistic bodies by means of

{a) Holding united services and social' gatherings.

{b) Joint efforts for the propagation of the common principles of Theism and also for the
promotion of the general interest of its members.

{c) Combining for the promotion of common philanthropic and charitable objects and ;

{d) Such other measures as may suggest themselves from time to time.

Pandit Nobin Chunder Roy of the Adi Brahmo Samaj was appointed Secretary of the Union.

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