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1878-1961, Buchman was decorated by seven countries, including France, Germany, Greece, Japan and the Philippines

How MRA began

Loudon Hamilton

Loudon Hamilton was one of the first people to work with MRA's founder Frank Buchman, when he visited Oxford in 1921. One evening Buchman was a guest in Loudon Hamilton's rooms in Christ Church at a meeting of the 'Beef and Beer Club'. Out of this grew the Oxford Group, which became known as Moral Re-Armament in 1938, and Initiatives of Change from 2001.

Loudon Hamilton tells the story in a booklet published in 1968, MRA: How it all began, which is available for download as a PDF file.