Moral Re-Armament was an international and non-denominational spiritual movement founded by American minister Frank Buchman in 1938. Moral Re-Armament called for a moral reawakening of nations based on the conviction by Buchman and his followers that the root cause of international conflict was essentially a moral problem.
The Stella Douglas papers on Moral Re-Armament consist of correspondence, personal writings, photographs, scrapbooks, Moral Re-Armament publications, address books, and newspaper clippings, covering the years 1944-1978. Items of note include letters and writings that specifically address Douglas’ participation in and ideas about the Moral Re-Armament program. These letters and writings include reflections on MRA leaders Frank Buchman and Peter Howard, but the majority include Douglas’ ideas about MRA’s ideology and practices.
For more information about Moral Re-Armament and this collection, please see the finding aid.
Additional insight into Stella Douglas’ views on the Moral Re-Armament movement can be found in this blog post by Clara Sims, WU Archives and History Department Intern for Fall 2017.