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MRA: how it all began

Buchman's first visit to Oxford.

After service with the Indian Army in France in the First World War, when he was awarded the Military Cross, London Hamilton went up to Oxford and took a two-year philosophy course. Towards the end of that time, in May 1921, Dr Frank Buchman paid his first visit to Oxford. One evening he was a guest in London Hamilton's rooms in Christ Church at a meeting of the Beef and Beer Club. Out of this grew the Oxford Group, later known as Moral Re-Armament and then Initiatives of Change. In this short booklet, Loudon Hamilton describes the experience.