Carità Politica

The International Association "Carità Politica"

The International Association "Carità Politica" is a movement of the lay faithful established in Italy by Alfredo Luciani. In 1996, this Association was recognized by the Holy See and is by Pontifical Right. On July 27, 2000 it was recognized by the Italian Government as a non-profit-making body.

The Association is particularly linked to the Diplomatic Corps to the Holy See for which it often organizes meetings and seminars for study, as well as the publication of the acts of the same.

Head Office:     Viale delle Milizie, 140 - 00192 Rome - Italy
Tel/Fax:            0039 06 3723511
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Founder and Chairman:
Prof. Alfredo Luciani

Secretary
Virginie Leclercq

Spiritual Advisors:
Mons. Giuseppe Molinari - Archbishop of L'Aquila
Padre Enrique Colom - Pont. Univ. Santa Croce
Padre Joseph Joblin - Scrittore di Civiltà Cattolica
Padre Nelson Viola - Assistent of "Caritas Internationalis"

GOALS

a) to bring a message of justice and love into every nation and in the relations between nations.
b) to promote fraternity and the universality of the human family.
c) to build a dialogue of works among various religions, among which education for peace and respect for the environment, solidarity with the suffering, promotion of social justice and full development of peoples.
d) to encourage a lively and responsible presence in the political and social life of each community.

ACTIVITIES OF THE ASSOCIATION

The activity of the International Association Missionaries of Political Charity is carried out through:
a) a Master's Degree of specialisation in the "Social Thought of the Religions";
b) research and collection of documents in co-operation with other institutions;
c) conventions, seminars, debates, conferences and exhibitions at national and international level;
a) meetings, conventions study seminars and other ways of co-operation with the diplomatic staff accredited to the Holy See;
b) international co-operation on initiatives of consulting, education and exchanges of experiences;
c) courses of education and training aiming to coach professionals in line with the labour market, also looking after taking care of teachers, instructors and organisers;
d) contacts with other bodies, institutions and associations having the same aim, in order to set up co-ordinated cultural initiatives;
h) publication and popularisation of the activities' results carried out at national and international level.
i) this is a non-profit association. (From the Art.3 of the Statute).

ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF "CARITÀ POLITICA"

The Advanced Institute of "Carità Politica" is closely linked to the "Associazione Missionari della Carità Politica" (Missionary Association of Political Charity). The Institute is of an international nature and its goal is to:
- improve the knowledge of ecclesiastic and lay people as to the Social Doctrine of the Church, and its application;
- to ensure an appropriate moral and cultural education to those, who want to devote themselves to social and political activities;
- to foster, at post-university level, the study of social, economic, political and juridical sciences with reference to the religious faiths.

THE PRESS

The Association publishes the periodical called "Già e non ancora" and the "Biblioteca di Carità Politica".

 MEMBERS

Effective members of the International Association Missionaries of Political Charity are the lay faithful, married and unmarried who demonstrate the vocation of being called by the Lord to serve others, and to engage themselves for the civil community in different articulations and institutions both,
in places of influence and in basic structures.
Sympathisers of the Association are those, who help to develop it with their own co-operation and oblations.
Supporter of the Association are individual or juridical people, who help to develop both, the Association and its activities, through donations corresponding to the statutory goals.

HOW TO HELP THE ASSOCIATION CARITÀ POLITICA

· With donations and offers that may be sent to c.c.p. (postal current account) 17113044 made out to "Associazione Internazionale Missionari della Carità Politica", Viale delle Milizie 140 - 00192 Rome.
Donations are tax deductible.

· Through buying the magazine "Già e non ancora" and the books of the "Library of Carità Politica"