Whether they were appointed as doctors, nurses, or teachers, the BZM women were expected to learn the language(s).
30) Edwards's father, William Edwards, was the well-known principal of the Baptist College in Cardiff, and her step-mother, Sarah, was an active social and political leader in Cardiff, an outspoken advocate on issues like temperance and women's suffrage, and a leader of BZM in Wales.
The women sent out by BZM were not radical feminists who were ready to assert the rights of women at all costs.
34) Many of the daughters of prominent Baptist leaders were appointed by the BZM to serve as missionaries.
A series of meetings were held, at which the leaders concluded that with the increasing pressure put on churches for funds for the minister's sustentation fund, (36) the continuation of separate operations for the BZM and BMS was no longer viable.
The women were obviously reluctant to give up their independence, but apparently, many of the women whose husbands were active in the BMS called for the transition of the BZM from an independent group to an auxiliary of the BMS.
While the work of missions may have been assisted by the consolidation, British women relinquished some of their freedom when they allowed the BZM to become an auxiliary of the BMS.
Lewis of Calcutta, "A Plea for Zenanas," in a 1866 bound volume of BZM documents in the Angus Library.
14) Similarly, when Szold asked Gotsfeld to substitute male for female refugees at the institute for Yemenite children conducted at BZM, Gotsfeld agreed, saying, "When a mother gives birth to a baby, even though she wanted a girl, if it happens to be a boy, she accepts it.
When searching for a qualified administrator for BZM, she complained, "There is always something lacking.
In 1944, exasperated by the enrollment of Orthodox elementary school graduates in the Alice Seligsberg Trade School (a Hadassah institution) rather than in BZM, she invoked the aid of Meir Berlin, Mizrachi's president, lest "the effort of eight years exerted by teachers of a Mizrachi educational system is wasted and ends in a successful achievement for the promotion of a unified educational system.