The National Council of Jewish Women united with eight national women’s organizations in calling a Second Conference on the Cause and Cure of War, to meet in Washington, D.C., on December 5th to 10th, according to an announcement made by Mrs. Arthur Brin of Minneapolis, National Chairman of the Department of Peace.
Thirty experts and specialists will address the Conference upon the subjects of Security, Arbitration, Progressive Disarmament, the Foreign Policy of the United States in the Far East, the Foreign Policy of the United States in the Caribbean and International Debts.
The aim of the Conference is to provide a basis for a common program to be adopted by the participating organizations on questions bearing upon world peace, and to bring about united action on these problems.
The nine organizations that have issued the call for this conference and their presidents are the American Association of University Women, Dr. Aurelia Reinhard, president; Council of Women for Home Missions, Mrs. John Ferguson, president; Federation of Women’s Boards of Foreign Missions of North America, Mrs. E. H. Silverthorne, president; General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Mrs. John D. Sherman, president; National Board of the Young Women’s Christian Associations, Mrs. Robert E. Spear, president; National Council of Jewish Women, Mrs. Joseph E. Friend, president; National League of Women Voters, Miss Belle Sherwin, president; National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Mrs. Ella Boole, president, and National Women’s Trade Union League, Miss Rose Schneiderman, president.
Mrs. Carrie Chapman is general chairman of the Conference. Its first session will be a mass meeting at the Belasco Theatre on Sunday, December 5th. Mrs. William D. Sporborg, of Port Chester, N. Y., honorary vice-president, will represent the National Council of Jewish Women.