World Congress of Faiths

The World Congress of Faiths (WCF) is an interfaith membership organization and registered charity based in the United Kingdom. According to its website, the WCF “works to develop better understanding, cooperation, and respect between people of different faiths.” The WCF accomplishes this work by sponsoring lectures, conferences, and travel opportunities and by publishing newsletters and books that address interfaith issues.

The WCF was founded by Francis Younghusband and several of his associates in 1936. The son of John Younghusband and Clara Jane Shaw, Francis Younghusband was born in India in 1863. After spending parts of his childhood in both India and England, where he was raised a Christian, Francis Younghusband later joined the military and traveled extensively throughout India, China, and Tibet. In a 1936 BBC ...

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