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Religiöser Menschheitsbund
(145 words)

[German Version]

The Religiöser Menschheitsbund (Religious Humanity Alliance) was founded in 1921 by R. Otto in analogy to the League of Nations. As an inter-religious group it aimed to bring the ideals of social justice and peace to bear at an international level. Through the gathering of representatives of various religions, attention was to be drawn to the ethical implications of political action, and a contribution made to the “actualization of common moral goals” (Otto). In its orientation to…

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Wolfes, Matthias, “Religiöser Menschheitsbund”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13959>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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