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Interdenominational campaigns: Moral Re-Armament poster, 1945 (1st of 4)

Interdenominational campaigns: Moral Re-Armament poster, 1945

This 1945 poster promotes the New Zealand branch of Moral Re-Armament (MRA), an international moral and spiritual movement that arose in Britain in the 1930s. Its founder, US churchman Frank Buchman, called it 'an ideology inspired by God upon which all can unite. Catholic, Jew and Protestant, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Confucianist – all find they can change, where needed, and travel along this good road together.' (Frank N. D. Buchman, Remaking the world. New York: Robert M. McBride, 1949, p. 166)

A prominent New Zealand exponent of Moral Re-Armament was an Anglican chaplain, the Reverend Wi Huata.

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Reference: Eph-D-RELIGION-1950-01

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Peter J. Lineham, 'Interdenominational Christianity - Social and youth work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/29758/interdenominational-campaigns-moral-re-armament-poster-1945 (accessed 24 October 2021)

Story by Peter J. Lineham, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 9 Aug 2018