What was the "spirit of Geneva?"?
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
Shirley L. Phelps-Roper was born October 31, 1957 in Topeka, Kansas. She is the daughter of attorney and pastor Fred Phelps, minister of the Westboro Baptist Church, an independent church often characterized as a hate group. She and the church have received widespread media coverage on news outlets such as the BBC and Fox News for the group's aggressive preaching and controversial campaigns such as the picketing the funerals of AIDS victims with signs such as "God hates fags" and funeral processions for American soldiers killed in combat.
Phelps-Roper received a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas in 1979 and a J.D. degree from Washburn in 1981. She practices for Phelps-Chartered Co., the Phelps family's law firm established by her father in 1964, and is currently licensed to practice before all Kansas courts up through the United States Supreme Court.
Phelps-Roper is currently named a defendant in the Supreme Court case Snyder v. Phelps.
Phelps-Roper is the wife of Brent D. Roper and a mother of 11 children. Besides her father Fred, Shirley Phelps-Roper has been the most public spokesperson of the Westboro Baptist Church and answers many of the e-mails sent to the church in a column called "Dear Shirley". She is currently on the list of individuals banned from entering the United Kingdom for "fostering extremism or hatred".
- MoiLv 79 years ago
The spirit of Geneva means the feeling connected with the beginning internationalism in these days: Most of the essential networks which were/are global active were/are located in Geneva: E.g. the League of Nations, the International Red Cross, the Women's International League, the International Labour Office, Save the Children International Union etc. had/have their headquarters there.
Pierre Bovet, Edouard Claparède and Adolphe Ferrière fostered their international network in connection with the 'Bureau international des Ecoles nouvelles' and the 'Institut Jean-Jacques Rousseau' - the New Education Fellowship had their its roots with its journal "Pour l'ère nouvelle"...
Last but not least Lazarus Ludwig Zamenhof invented Esperanto.
There was an amazing, incredible international activity rooting to or erradiating from Geneva during these days after the First World War. This activity is responsible for the presence of people working for these organizations with global aims, so this spirit was felt by the presence of these international people with global pacifistic ideals.