Ancient & Modern
History of the Theosophical
The Theosophical Branch
Theosophical Society members had been involved in the League of
Nations Union (LNU) since its began in 1918. The
In 1929 a Theosophical Branch of the League of Nations Union was formed in 1929 and several Lodge had their own branch and organized events. The annual report in 1930 reports that an International Song Recital was held at the Cardiff Branch with contributions from Germany, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Hungary, Spain, England and Wales. The meeting was conclude with a talk entitled “When West Meets East” by Rev. E J Allen Ph.D.
The League of Nations Union was formed on
The League of Nations Union was from the beginning a highly influential
organization, unlike its predecessors, with an imposing list of supporters. It
became one of the most influential peace organizations yet known in Great
Nations by educating the public about it, and by helping to make practical its
maintained a large office in
speakers toured the country. In addition, its propaganda was distributed to
nearly every school, church, social and political group possible.
The peak of the League's activity was represented by the Peace Ballot of 1935,
when voters were asked to vote on five issues, the most important being those
concerning international disarmament and collective security. Over 11 million
people participated in the ballot, expressing an unmistakable desire for
peaceful negotiation of international differences. The results of the Peace
Ballot were publicized worldwide.
The influence of the League waned during WWII, and in 1946 it merged into the
already formed United Nations Association of Great Britain. Previously the
League had been a member of the International Federation of League of Nations
Societies, which had its
Theosophical participation continued up to and during World War II and branches became part of the United Nations Union after 1946. Activity is known to have continued into the 1950s.
The tradition is still alive in Welsh Theosophy but nowadays interests are more diverse and members have wider range of international organizations to support.