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World Congress of Faiths (WCF)

Website: http://www.worldfaiths.org/

Category: Religion

Year of Foundation: 1936

Location of Foundation: London, UK

Location of Headquarters: London, UK

Brief Description: The World Congress of Faiths describes itself as 'an individual membership organisation ... [which encourages] all people of faith to join and share their experiences and their spiritual quest with each other and with others.' (source: www.worldfaiths.org; accessed 7 April 2010).

Founding Rationales:

At the World Congress of Faiths held in London in July 1936 it was felt that 'Members got down nearer to that essential basis of all religions upon which any firm World Fellowship can be founded and the peace of the world secured. ... There was a great gladness that such a thing was possible - and, if possible once, then possible again. This feeling found expression on the morning following the final meeting of the Congress, when it was unanimously decided to continue the work. A Continuation Committee was therefore elected for that purpose and all those who had delivered addresses to the Congress, who had taken the Chair at the Meetings, or led the Debate, were invited to form a Council.'

Source: Foreword by Sir Francis Younghusband in A. Douglas Millard (ed.), Faiths and Fellowship: Being the Proceedings of the World Congress of Faiths held in London, July 3rd-17th, 1936' (London: J. M. Watkins, 1936), p. 11.

Evolution of Membership:

World Congress of Faiths Membership Chart

Source: EAIO