Category: Temperance

Temperance Organizations Around the World: Timeline

Temperance organizations around the world are listed by date of founding. All are non-governmental (NGOs). However, branches of international organizations are not listed. There are three sections of information.   I. Temperance Organizations around the World.  II. Index of Temperance Organizations by Location. III. Resources for More Information Want more information about specific temperance organizations …

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Temperance Movement Today in US: Neo-Prohibitionism

Most of the country recognized prohibition as a national disaster in 1933. The popular vote against it was 74%. But millions of Americans continued to support prohibition. Surprisingly, the temperance movement exists today. Furthermore, it continues to support anti-alcohol sentiments. I. Temperance after Repeal of Prohibition The neo-prohibition movement is strong and growing. Surprisingly, almost …

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Scientific Temperance Instruction was Evaluated by Educators

The exaggerations, distortions, and gross inaccuracies in textbooks endorsed by the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union‘s (WCTU’s) Mary Hunt were increasingly criticized. Leading scientists and educators were concerned about Scientific Temperance Instruction. This included the presidents of Columbia, Cornell, Yale, Stanford, and Vassar. (1) As a result, Scientific Temperance Instruction was evaluated. The Committee of Fifty …

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Temperance Beliefs & Temperance Teachings

Temperance beliefs were fundamental to the temperance movement. They guided its teachings and actions. Mary Hunt of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) had pushed for state laws requiring ant-alcohol teaching in all schools in the U.S. In addition, she had her legions of WCTU members monitoring schools to ensure compliance. But most important, this …

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New British drinking guidelines are now in effect. The British Department of Health has lowered its recommended drinking limits. The New British Drinking Guidelines Previously, the government recommended that men drink no more than 21 units per week. (Generally, a pint of lager or a glass of wine has around two  units.) Women were to …

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International Blue Cross is a Major Temperance Organization

The International Blue Cross is legally the International Federation of the the Blue Cross (IFBC). It’s members are 41 national interdenominational Christian organizations. The International Blue Cross serves as an umbrella. Its mission focuses on reducing alcohol consumption and illicit drug use. The Blue Cross was established in Bern, Switzerland, in 1886. That was during …

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