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Moncure Conway & Pacifism (Part Two)

Moncure Conway & Pacifism (Part Two)

This post was written by Conway Hall Library & Archives volunteer, Paula Przybylowicz, who has been researching the pacifist ethics of our namesake Moncure Conway. This is the second part; part one can be found here. By 1863, at the age of 31, Moncure Conway had served as a circuit rider, preached against war as […]

Moncure Conway & Pacifism (Part One)

This post was written by Conway Hall Library & Archives volunteer, Paula Przybylowicz, who has been researching the pacifist ethics of our namesake Moncure Conway. Throughout his life, Moncure Conway’s moral convictions evolved to become not only ethical values but also deeds that encouraged social change. In this sense, his life perfectly incarnated the Shakespearean […]

Unveiling of Conway’s Bust

Transcript of the speech given by Dr Jim Walsh, CEO, on 28 October 2016 at the unveiling ceremony of the 3D printed ‘bronze’ bust of Dr Moncure Conway: Colleagues, Trustees, Patrons, Friends – welcome to this unique moment in Conway Hall’s history. We are here to celebrate something that should have happened on 23rd September […]

Conway’s Journey Round the World, 1883–84: Part 1

In 1882 Robert J. Jeffray and Henry Gyles Turner invited Moncure Conway to lecture in Australia. I know only that Jeffray had been a gold miner, but Turner (1831–1920) was a prominent Melbourne citizen and a leading member of the Melbourne Unitarian Church. Moncure discussed the invitation with his wife Ellen. He accepted it and […]

The Story of South Place 1793 – 1952

Written by Samuel Kerkham Ratcliffe. Beginnings in Bishopsgate The South Place Society holds a place by itself in London and England. The congregation out of which it grew was formed one hundred and sixty years ago, at a crucial stage of the French Revolution. There is no other association in the country devoted to free religious […]

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