WCTU - Woman's Christian Temperance Union

 

The WCTU is an organization of Christian women devoted to social reform and is an internationally active union with chapters around the world.

The WCTU was organized by women who were concerned about the destructive power of alcohol and the problems it was causing their families and society. They met in churches to pray and then marched to the saloons to ask the owners to close their establishments. Brave women!

 

These activities were referred to as the "Women's Crusades" and their success was both the forerunner and the impetus for the founding of WCTU.

WCTU members choose total abstinence from all alcohol as their lifestyle  and have adopted Xenophon's definition of temperance:

...moderation in all things healthful; total abstinence from all things harmful.

~Xenophon (Greek philosopher) c 400 BCE

Joy Butler and Margaret Major spread the word at a stall in Cooranbong.

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DANDENONG

Victoria 3175

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