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). 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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Washingtonians: The Washingtonian Movement (Learn why the Name is Ironic)

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 individual Societies ¬†resembled non-religious Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings. Yet they pre-dated AA by …

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