The Religious Roots of Alcoholics Anonymous
and the Twelve Steps
Chapter 25: Obscurity
As Moral Re-Armament faded into obscurity and became a forgotten footnote in
history, the few remaining die-hards still defiantly proclaimed:
Those who try to silence Frank Buchman's voice can claim some success.
But that voice can never be silenced for those of us who have heard it,
or rather, those of us who, through Frank Buchman, learned to experiment
with God — to listen to "the sound of a Voice coming from something
not ourselves, in the existence of which we cannot disbelieve. Without it
we are no more capable of saving the world than we were capable of creating
it in the first place." Experiment With God; Frank Buchman Reconsidered, Gösta Ekman, 1971,
The Moral Re-Armament organization has since languished, but still exists.
MRA still maintains national offices in Washington D.C.
and London, and still owns the large resort hotel/castle and estate in Caux,
You can find them on the Internet at http://www.caux.ch/ — the headquarters at Caux, Switzerland,
and http://www.mra.org.uk/ — the British branch.
Oops! They changed their name yet again. Now they are calling themselves
"Initiatives of Change", and their new URLs are:
http://www.mrakorea.or.kr/ — Korea
(This one is so loaded with Macromedia Flash effects that it's worth checking out even though you won't
understand many words of it. Sometimes propaganda is best viewed when the words can't fool your mind.
Especially go to the Sing Out — Music link in the middle right-hand-side of the page,
and listen to MRA propaganda songs in Korean.)