He likened himself to a close friend's eccentric uncle, a Moral Rearmament
preacher and self-described evangelist; Indeed, McCahon dedicated a major painting to him.
These are the recollections of a career diplomat who was born in Glasgow and first attended Glasgow University after which he went up to Oxford where he became involved in the 'Moral Rearmament
Having experienced the brutal war years and the ensuing turmoil as a child and young man who was drafted to serve in the navy when he was only in his teens, Lenz, like Grass and Boll, was quite aware of the necessary moralische Aufrustung (moral rearmament
) of the German people as it was also envisioned by the allied Control Commission of Germany (CCG).
Born in Greenwich, Connecticut - a town her ancestors co-founded in the late 1600s - Close's parents became part of the ultra-conservative Moral Rearmament
movement just as she was entering adolescence.
He may remind some readers of the Moral Rearmament
In the early eighties I was employed by Moral Rearmament
as a professional actor to perform in some of Howard's propagandist plays.
He has made the fight against corruption his major issue, and he believes that "moral rearmament
," "moral reawakening," "social discipline" and "duty" are what is needed to fight the drunkenness of teachers, the venality of public servants, the fractiousness of left-wing detractors, the crime rate, "the threatening state of moral degradation in our society," "the culture of entitlement" and even "the permissive society."
As long-standing members of the Moral Rearmament
peace and reconciliation movement, he and his wife Catherine came into contact with a wide range of people, from South African guerrilla fighters in the days of apartheid, to shop stewards and members of the aristocracy.
The emergence of the independent Kwato Church, which Trompf in Melanesian Religion specifically notes as deriving from `Charles Abel's democratic congregationalism and the teachings of the Moral Rearmament
movement', is not strictly speaking part of the story of the foreign mission.