Peace Society (London, England)

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The Society for the Promotion of Universal and Permanent Peace, also known as the London Peace Society, was founded June 14, 1816; first meeting was held at the home of William Allen, June 6, 1814; members were primarily Protestant, especially Quaker. Although its official platform was based on an absolutist pacifist stance, its members included peace workers who did not accept the full pacifist position. The Society declined in influence after the Boer War; in World War I it played no perceptible role in the antiwar movement. By 1930 it had taken the name of International Peace Society, having become incorporated with the International Christian Peace Fellowship; date the society ceased is unknown.

From the description of Collection, 1817-1948. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 72838210

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Bowring, John, 1792-1872. person
associatedWith Darby, W. Evans (William Evans), 1844-1922. person
associatedWith Ladd, William, 1778-1841. person
associatedWith Rigaud, Stephen Francis Duthil, 1777-1861. person
associatedWith Swarthmore College. Peace Collection. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
Pacifism--Religious aspects
Peace movements
Nonviolence--Religious aspects--Christianity
Conscientious objection
Disarmament--Religious aspects--Christianity
Peace--Religious aspects--Christianity
Peace--Societies, etc

Corporate Body

Active 1817

Active 1948





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