A member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), Balch was a delegate
to the International Congress of Women, The Hague (1915), and she helped
found the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, of which
she was secretary-treasurer (1919-22, 1934-35). For opposing the United
States' entry into World War I, she was dismissed from her professorship
at Wellesley in 1918. Realizing the intractability of Nazi Germany and
Japan, she approved U.S. participation in World War II. Her writings
on peace include Approaches to the Great Settlement (1918).
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