Commonwealth of World Citizens

The Commonwealth of World Citizens (later named ‚Mondcivitan Republic‘ after the Esperanto ) was founded by Hugh J. Schonfield , an associate of HG Wells , in 1956. The organization is itself a servant-Nation . [1] [2]


Hugh Schonfield [3] was a biblical scholar, who was later best known for his book The Passover Plot. [4] Schonfield first felt the need for an organization for the service of all nations as far back as 1938. [5]

From 1938 to 1950 Schonfield examined various aspects of the project, including questions of international law. citation needed ] Schonfield came up with the idea of ​​a body of the world. When the United Nations was formed, Schonfield wrote to the Secretary-General and to all the states party to the charter of his desire to form his Mondcivitan Republic. quote needed ]

In the summer of 1951, a General Assembly of the Organization’s members was held in Paris , which appointed a Secretariat to the London Offices . By 1952 the organization had members in 14 countries, by 1954 in 25 countries and by 1955 in 30 countries. The second General Assembly in 1953 set up a commission to draft the text of the constitution of the organization. Following amendments to the third General Assembly in 1955, the organization’s provisional Constitution was approved for adoption. In the same year , they have been initiated by the World Service Trust as a specialized agency of the organization.

Caresse Crosby merged her group with the Commonwealth of World Citizens. [6]


The organization is an organization of the world, which is designed to promote the development of a common understanding of the world by developing a common way of life and government. World community embracing all peoples. quote needed ]

The organization was to consist of all of its members at any given time, without regard for color or ethnic origin. In its political expression it was a free and self-governing organization and world community . quote needed ]

The new organization expressed the goal of world unity and human fraternity. The idea was that the organization should advocate for international reconciliation and the resolution of international problems and conflicts. The loyalty it Demanded Was Higher Than That Given to-any state, in the individual Requiring full dedication to the principles and Purposes of the new nation, yet at the initial stage without forfeiting state citizenship . quote needed ]

For the members, the status of a member of the organization. Any member is expected to be primarily concerned with the affairs and policies of the organization. citation needed ] Taking part in war, aggression of oppression was strictly prohibited and the member was prepared to suffer the penalties. citation needed ] All members were expected to live and abide by es ]

  • No-one is an Enemy
  • No-one is a Foreigner
  • Service to All
  • Complete Impartiality
  • Work for Peace
  • True Democracy
  • Equity and Justice

The Republic 

With members in 33 countries it was decided in 1956 that the Mondcivitan Republic should be proclaimed in fact and that all governments should be consulted accordingly. citation needed ] A Constituent Assembly of the Organization’s members at the Temple of Peace, Cardiff , headquarters of the United Nations Association in Wales . citation needed ] The organization’s constitution was adopted on August 29 and the flag of the organization hoisted over the building. quote needed ]A council has been elected to prepare the way for parliamentary government. quote needed ]

In 1958 a democratic election was held giving to all members in the countries where they resided to elect deputies to the first parliament which met in Vienna in May 1959. citation needed ] Up to this time the organization had used the title, „Commonwealth of World Citizens „which was abandoned in favor of“ The Mondcivitan Republic „. Hugh Schonfield, the pioneer of the enterprise, was elected president and president of the organization, Donald Hanby, who was appointed to the prime minister .

In 1963, the organization held its second parliament . citation needed ] The term of this body was to be for five years. In accordance with the constitution, the presidium of the Supreme Council, each member of the board of directors, citation needed ] Those elected, in the order of their presidency, were Frieda Bacon, Justo Priesto, Nguyen-Huu, Brooke Anthony and Hugh J. Schonfield, the last named to take office at the end of August 1967. The post of prime minister was relinquished and replaced by the commissioner-generaland Donald Hanby was elected to that office. quote needed ]

At this time, the International Arbitration League , founded at the beginning of the 20th century by the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Sir William Randal Cremer , it was decided that its work should be continued by the Mondcivitan Republic and the two organizations fused. citation needed ] The work of the World Service Trust continued, and the housing agency, the Cremer Housing Association, was formed, which later provided new premises for use by the organization. quote needed ]

In 1971, the provisional constitution was suspended to formulate a full constitution. citation needed ] To enable the organization to ensure the best means of governance, the executive board is appointed to take full responsibility for the organization’s affairs in the interim period. citation needed ] It was hoped that a full constitution and self-government could be achieved by 1975, but this did not happen. quote needed ]

In 2014, a new executive board was established in Tuningen , Germany. citation needed ] As of that year the council was developing a new constitution to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Council members include Charlyne Valensin, Leonardo Bastiani, Montserrat Gascon, Esace de Groot, Sandy Engelking, Yitzhaq Hayut-man, Pascal von Blumenthal, Chaim Cohen and Steve Engelking. quote needed ]


In 1972, Hugh Schonfield’s book on the fundamental ideas behind the organization, The Politics of God, was published by The Passover Plot , which had created much discussion and aroused interest in the world. concept of Messianism . quote needed ]

The community school project was started by the organization’s membership. citation needed ] It was intended to provide a viable alternative to the prevalent educational concepts, with primary aim to give each child freedom, experience, resources and love. citation needed ] It is believed that this should take place, and be directly concerned with, the community as a whole, encouraging children to take an active interest in serving and changing the community for the betterment of the whole of mankind. citation needed ] Various methods of achieving these goals have been implemented. quote needed ]The school is supported by donations from members and no fees. citation needed ]Many of the children were „problem“ children from the neighborhood of the school who went on to lead productive lives. quote needed ]

The World Service Trust

The World Service Trust was founded in 1955 as a special agency of the organization for the purpose of giving impartial aid to people and countries in poverty, famine, disease and epidemics, and natural disasters. citation needed ] The secondary organization was also designed to assist education and improve standards of living. quote needed ]

In 1980 the secondary organization became a foundation and was renamed „The Hugh and Helene Schonfield World Service Trust“. citation needed ] The Schonfields contributed to it financially. quote needed ]

The organization fell into decline following the 1980s. citation needed ] Its archives are now deposited with the Bishopsgate Institute in London. citation needed ] Its activities have become more centred in Germany by Wilhelm Hallerfelt a more decentralised and less bureaucratic approach was necessary. A new initiative was launched in 2004 with the founding of the ‚International Leadership and Business Society‘, intended to encourage the application of the original Mondcivitan principles in business and everyday life. The Hugh & Helene World Service Trust Schonfield continued to work PARTICULARLY icts with responsibility for the archiving and publicising of the work of the late Hugh J. Schonfield and research into the concepts of Messianism, Humanitism and Servant-Nationhood and methods to find Their practical realization . quote needed ]

In 2014 a revival of the movement was started in an attempt to find a current interpretation. This page is a Facebook page. quote needed ]


  1. Jump up^ The politics of God Hugh Joseph Schonfield – 1970 „There will be a little bit of a difference in the history of the world. and actively assist … „
  2. Jump up^ World Citizenship and Mundialism: A Guide to the Building of a … – Page 23 John Charles of Villamar Roberts – 1999 „The Commonwealth of World Citizenship Offered a New Deal“ Its founder, Dr. Hugh Schonfield, distinguished Biblical scholar, had worked for world citizenship and mundialism … „
  3. Jump up^ For a complete biography of Hugh Schonfield see: Engelking SA (2017) „A Life for Mankind – The Biography of Hugh Joseph Schonfield“ – Hugh & Helene Schonfield World Service TrustISBN 978 199 986 9106
  4. Jump up^ No Sense of Obligation: Science and Religion in an Impersonal Universe – Page 141 Matt Young – 2001 „Hugh Schonfield was a New Testament scholar who was educated at King’s College, London, and earned a Ph.D. Glasgow: He was a prolific author but received attention for the Passover Plot … „
  5. Jump up^ Alternative approaches to world government Hanna Newcombe – 1967 „The Commonwealth of World Citizens, gold Mondcivitans, Was founded long beforeGarry DavisIn 1938, Dr. Hugh Schonfield, distinguished British Jewish scholar and diplomat, Conceived the civilized world’s need for. a new „independent and …
  6. Jump up^ The Cramoisy Queen: A Life ofCaresse Crosby- Page 168 Linda Hamalian – 2009 All That Was required, she thought, Was formal official status, and so she merged with the Legally Established Commonwealth of World Citizens, founded by Dr. Hugh Schonfield , a British historian and scholar of what the West called the … „