A Vital Process of Growth: Quakerism in the U.S. Section of WILPF, 1950-1969

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[Unknown User], “A Vital Process of Growth: Quakerism in the U.S. Section of WILPF, 1950-1969,” Scholar@Simmons, accessed October 25, 2020, https://beatleyweb.simmons.edu/scholar/items/show/394.

Title

A Vital Process of Growth: Quakerism in the U.S. Section of WILPF, 1950-1969

Creator

Riley, Elise

Date

2019

Description

Although a secular organization, the Quaker religion is embedded in the structure of the US section of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). The mission and work of the organization during the 1950-60s show how the subtle religious environment of the organization translated outward. By looking at organizational records, correspondence, Congress meeting minutes, oral testimonies, and rhetoric styles unique to Quakerism a clear trend becomes perceptible in the life of the WILPF. The uncovering the religious affiliation of WILPF is essential to understand the sustained drive for peace from WILPF. Scholars recognize the power religious identity and faith provides social justice movements yet have not pursued the undeniable link between the Religious Society of Friends and WILPF. Their unexplored connection offers novel context to the women who worked for peace during this time and Quakerism’s integral role in social justice movement histories.

Subject

Quaker History/ Women's History

Publisher

Simmons University (Boston, Mass.)

Rights

Material from the Simmons University Archives collections are made available for study purposes only. For more information, or to request rights to reproduce or reuse any material, contact the the Simmons University Archives at archives@simmons.edu.

Format

1 PDF (57 Pages)

Language

English

Type

Masters Theses

Potential Collection

Dual History and Archives Management