Founded during the Great War in the American South as the Church of the Recamier, the church advocated a return to traditional values and beliefs. As the Great War spread across the globe, the influence of the Church spread with it. At its height in 2134 the Church called for the Purge, a destruction of all modern infrastructure, museums, libraries and data storage centers. The Church was dealt a crippling blow in 2136 when the United Liberties Pact was signed barring all trade with the Church. This event signified the end of the Great War. After the signing of the ULP the Church imploded, possibly due to infighting or other political struggles. Restructuring and renaming itself the Church of the Redeemer it remains a major influence in global politics even if it is only a shadow of the former body.