Tag: Organizations

International Blue Cross is a Major Temperance Organization

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

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Washingtonians: The Washingtonian Movement

The Washingtonians were members of the Washingtonian Total Temperance Society. There is a lack of consistency in the names they used. One group might be called the Washington Total-Abstinence Society. Another might be the Washingtonian Temperance Society. There were many variations. The Societies ¬†resembled non-religious Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings. Yet they pre-dated AA by about …

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