Alcuni protagonisti stranieri

a cura di Julien Houben

Chi consulta questo sito ha probabilmente un’ottima conoscenza di varie organizzazioni laiche italiane, ma è assai probabile che non abbia una simile conoscenza di alcune organizzazioni internazionali, religiose e no. Ho dunque ritenuto utile presentare brevemente le più importanti. Le informazioni in inglese o in francese riportate qui sotto sono state copiate dalle pagine dei siti che sono generalmente chiamate “About us”, dunque non devono minimamente essere considerate analisi dei contenuti (proposta, in minima parte, all’interno del documento n. 1).

We are a multi-faith e-community designed to help you meet your own religious and spiritual needs - in an interesting, captivating and engaging way. We are independent. We are not affiliated with a particular religion or spiritual movement. We are not out to convert you to a particular approach, but rather to help you find your own. Fundamental to our mission is a deep respect for a wide variety of faiths and traditions.

Catholic League
The Catholic League is the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organisation. Founded in 1973 by the late Father Virgil C. Blum, S.J., the Catholic League defends the right of Catholics - lay and clergy alike - to participate in American public life without defamation or discrimination. Motivated by the letter and the spirit of the First Amendment, the Catholic League works to safeguard both the religious freedom rights and the free speech rights of Catholics whenever and wherever they are threatened.

Catholics for a Free Choice
CFFC works internationally with local partners, supporters and sister organizations to advance prochoice Catholic perspectives around the world. Through research, analysis, publishing, and networking, CFFC contributes to international public discourse and education on women’s rights and reproductive health, population policy, gender equality, and sexuality. With the increasing global trend toward fundamentalism, our international work has embraced such issues as the future of pluralism and democratic values.

Catholic World News
Is an independent Catholic news service staffed by lay Catholic journalists, dedicated to providing accurate world news, written from a distinctively Catholic perspective. With correspondents all around the world, seeks to provide loyal Catholics and other interested readers with all the daily news that affects their Church and their faith.

The European Humanist Federation - Fédération Humaniste Européenne (EHF-FHE)
EHF-FHE was created in Prague, in July 1991. It is an international non-profit organisation under Belgian law. Its members are humanist organisations having a legal personality in a European country. It federates numerous organisations, a number of which in East European countries. It is administered by a board, the members of which are elected for a period of three years by the general assembly constituted by the member organisations.
Main statutory objectives of EHF-FHE : (a) to carry out educational, scientific and cultural action in order to promote a humanist vision of cultural, social and ethical values in Europe; (b) to promote, primarily in Europe, the place of voluntary organisations developing the same objectives; (c) to represent its member organisations to the European institutions; (d) to promote exchanges among its members and the circulation of information and experience which shall contribute to the development of humanist values in Europe as well as to social and cultural progress.

Golias si autodefinisce «l’empêcheur de pense en rond». Nella sua intestazione si trova anche: «Notre route n’est pas celle des puissants, des rois et des évèques; aucun d’entre eux ne connaîtra la saveur partagée d’un oignon au bord du chemin» (Belibaste).

International Humanist and Ethical Union - IHEU
IHEU builds and represents the global humanist movement that defends human rights and promotes humanist values world-wide. Founded in in 1952, IHEU is the sole world umbrella organisation for humanist, atheist, rationalist, secularist, skeptic, laique, ethical cultural, freethought and similar organisations world-wide.

International Movement “We Are Church”
IMWAC-EN, founded in Rome in 1996, is committed to the renewal of the Roman Catholic Church on the basis of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and the theological spirit developed from it. “We are Church” evolved from the Church Referendum in Austria in 1995 that was started after the pedophilia scandal around Vienna’s Cardinal Groer. “We are Church” is represented in more than twenty countries on all continents and is networking world-wide with similar-minded reform groups. As international studies of renowned religion sociologists confirm, “We are Church” as a reform movement within the Church represents the «voice of the people in the pews» and has demonstrated this in several Shadow Synods in Rome.

Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
ODHIR, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights is based in Warsaw, Poland. It is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and rule of law.

Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe
OSCE is the world’s largest regional security organisation whose 55 participating States span the geographical area from Vancouver to Vladivostok. The OSCE was created as a security organisation. However, it does not deal exclusively with issues of military security, disarmament or border issues. Based on a broad concept of security, it deals equally with human rights. OSCE institutions include negotiating and decision-making as well as operational bodies. They deal with a wide range of OSCE-related issues from arms control to human rights to freedom of the media.

Revue d’investigation, de réflexion et d’analyse au service de la défense des libertés individuelles menacées par l’essentialisme, le racisme, l’intégrisme et toute idéologie totalitaire ou anti-choix.

Free Inquiry magazine
È la principale rivista del Council for Secular Humanism che promuove diverse pubblicazioni: Secular Humanist Bulletin, Philo, AAH Examiner, SOS International Newsletters, Books and Pamphlets. Scopo dichiarato: «The Council for Secular Humanism cultivates rational inquiry, ethical values, and human development through the advancement of secular humanism. To carry out its mission the Council for Secular Humanism sponsors publications, programs, and organizes meetings and other group activities».

Dicembre 2005