"they all belong to the Fabian Society and are pacifists"
 The Fabian Society, which is still in existence today, was founded in London in 1884.

Its purpose was to promote the principles of democratic socialism through gradual reformist policies rather than by revolutionary means.

Prominent members of the society have included Sidney and Beatrice Webb, George Bernard Shaw, Leonard and Virginia Woolf, and Emmeline Pankhurst.