Transnational Quaker pacifism and the International Fellowship of Reconciliation. A qualitative case study of two network nodes connecting Finland to Scandinavia and the Anglo‐Saxon world 1919–1961

Peace &Change, EarlyView.


In this article, I will ask, how the international networks of peace movements have influenced the development of Quaker pacifism in Fenno-Scandinavia. The question is answered with qualitative social network analysis when analyzing the vocational development of two Quaker network nodes, Greta Langenskjöld (1889–1975) and Deryck Sivén (1913–2002). Based on the analysis, I argue that the International Fellowship of Reconciliation provided the most important transnational social network to introduce Quakerism to Fenno-Scandinavia. Before this, Evangelicalism, Tolstoian Christian anarchism, and Theosophist socialism had molded the ground fitting for the Quaker-Socialist networks of the IFOR.

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