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Monday 25 August 2014

In World War I, many Christians were appalled by the support offered to the war by church leaders. The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FoR), which still exists today, was set up on the eve of war by British and German Christians who insisted “We are one in Christ and can never be at war”.

FoR has branches around the world, whose members are motivated by their faith to campaign for peace. You can visit International FoR at www.ifor.org, FoR England at www.for.org.uk, FoR Scotland at www.for-scotland.org.uk and the Welsh branch, Cymdeithas y Cymod, at www.cymdeithasycymod.org.uk

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Monday 25 August 2014

To Bert, war required either hatred or callousness. Writing about the early days of the war, he linked his convictions with a rejection of hatred – and a question about prayer during wartime.

Monday 25 August 2014

Bert was very critical of church leaders who sought to justify the war with Christian arguments. Nearly all church denominations in Britain included both supporters and opponents of the war, although in most the supporters were in the majority.