Elsa Cedergren


Elsa Cedergren (née Bernadotte) born Stockholm, Sweden August 3, 1893 (d. 1996). Quaker granddaughter of Swedish King Oscar II; leader of Action Group against Swedish Nuclear Bomb; head of Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC), the international association of Quakers 1959-61; the first worldwide meeting of FWCC in Africa, Nairobi 1961.


"[T]he Christian Church must admit its failure in promoting brotherhood and peace." (Stockholm, May 19, 1948, Toledo Blade; photo agefotostock.com)