This badge shows the official crest of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). The motto, 'Spirit, mind, body', surrounds the biblical reference to John 17:21 – 'that they all may be one'. The YMCA was founded in Britain in 1844 to put Christian principles into practice by developing 'a healthy spirit, mind, and body'. The New Zealand organisation was formed in Auckland in 1855.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Puke Ariki - Taranaki Museum & Library
This item must not be copied or reproduced in any print or electronic media without the prior permission of Puke Ariki Museum and Library. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.