- The Herald of the Golden Age; October 1917.
9) The Herald of the Golden Age; March 1896.
10) "Announcement" - in The Herald of the Golden Age; January, 1898.
11) It is unlikely that The Order of the Golden Age would have been surprised at the ecclesiastical attitude of their times. In 1901, Dr. Josiah Oldfield founded The Society for the Abolition of Capital Punishment which received short shrift from the judiciary of the day:
"...Dr. Oldfield next approached the Bishops of the Anglican Church:- 'But here again [he says] I was greviously saddened by the fact that while I received most courteous replies from nearly every Bishop, there was not one who took up any other position than that hanging should be perpetuated, and in no case was there any suggestion that the Church should take any steps to replace this crude penalty of putting wicked men to death; by adopting the position of Pope Clement that the function of the penalty is the improvement of the character, and not the ending of the life.' Cardinal Vaughan and two Roman Catholic Bishops who answered said they were in favour of hanging."
The Vegetarian - Saturday, May 25th, 1901.
12) The Editorial Notes spoke of "...a few decades time, when the Food Reformation has triumphed completely - as it will assuredly do through Christendom." and referred to:
"...the part which was played by some of the great ones in the religious world in connection with this revolution in thought and custom. We have approached most of them with literature and correspondence - in some cases repeatedly - and, we could a tale unfold! But we refrain, contenting ourselves with the remark that our hopes are centred in the young amongst the laity of the Churches, and in those who are outside the Churches altogether, rather than in "the Masters of Israel."
The Herald of the Golden Age; May 1899.
- "those who are outside the Churches altogether" was a reference to The Salvation Army whose leadership and many of its Officers were notably supportive of the Food Reformation. Bramwell Booth (1856 - 1929) wrote an article for The Herald of the Golden Age of May 1900; as the Salvationists' Chief-of-Staff. The essay was reprinted as the O.G.A. pamphlet: "Vegetarianism - Bramwell Booth" (1901)
13) From a Farewell Address delivered at Macclesfield Congregationalist Church on 3rd May 1903:
"I go out from you carrying with me all the experience of twenty-one years' ministry; but I feel that I am only just beginning to live in the truest and highest sense; only beginning to realise God's meaning in my own life. I go out from you loving you and remembering all your kindness. I go out in response to the cry of the animal world, and to help human souls up to higher visions of life and duty and service.
Why need I go out? Why not do the work here? No, the limitations are too great. It could not be done. I want you to know that I go to take up a work not less sacred than my pulpit ministry. I simply leave the limitations of Church life and a minister's work to give myself to a work as sacred, if not more so, and which is so sorely needed in this hour because it lies at the root of the world's sorrow, and only the setting of it right will turn that sorrow into the joy of God - not that I can set it right, but I am going to contribute my part towards its realization.
Thus have I spoken to you the burden of my soul. Think much of it. Though you cannot understand it all now, yet the day will come when the truth of it all will break in upon your own soul, making most real to you those visions and voices of the spiritual world that come to charm away our sorrows and heal our woe by calling us into that fuller life which comprehends all life, and that higher service which reveals itself as Divine Love, and touches sympathetically all views of life and every living creature."
The Divine Call
The Herald of the Golden Age; June 1903.
14) In 1915 The Imperial Medical Association for the Prevention of Cancer was launched from 155 Brompton Road:
Patrons and Honorary Members
His Eminence Cardinal Bourne
The Earl of Plymouth
The Countess of Plymouth
The Bishop of Jamaica
Sir Frederick Banbury, Bart., M.P.
Sir William P. Beale, Bart., M.P.
Colonel C.P. Burn, M.P.
Sir Frederick Cardew
The Right Hon. T.R. Ferens, P.C., M.P.
Sir Norval W. Helme, M.P., J.P.
Sir Alexander Henderson, Bart., M.P.
Daniel T. Holmes, Esq., M.P.
The Right Hon. Sir David Brynmore Jones, P.C., K.C., M.P.
The Right Hon. The Lord Advocate. Sir Francis Lowe, M.P.
Arthur J. Sherwell., Esq., M.P.
J. Cathcart Wason, Esq., M.P.
George Brown, M.R.C.S., L.S.A.
Captain Walter Carey, R.N.
Thomas Dutton, M.D., M.R.C.P., L.R.C.S., Ed.
Edward Sidney Ellis, Esq.
Percy Beard, Esq., 155, Brompton Road, London S.W.3.
Sir William Earnshaw Cooper, C.I.E., 155, Brompton Road, S.W.3.
Edward Sidney Ellis, Esq., London County and Westminster Bank, St. James Street, S.W.3.
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