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 KollamM YMCA In The Service Of Humanity Since 1924 


CHALLENGE 21

Affirming the Paris Basis adopted in 1855, as the ongoing foundation statement of the mission of the YMCA, at the threshold of the third millennium, we declare that the YMCA is a world-wide Christian ecumenical voluntary movement for women and men with special emphasis on and the genuine involvement of young people and that it seeks to share the Christian ideal of building a human community of justice with love, peace and reconciliation for the fullness of life and creation.

These challenges which are an evolution of the Kampala principles adopted in 1973, include:

Sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and striving for spiritual, intellectual and physical well-being of individuals and wholeness of communities.

Empoweringall, especially young people and women to take increased responsibilities and assume leadership at all levels and working towards an equitable society.

Advocating for and promoting the rights of women and upholding the rights of children.

Fostering dialogue and partnership between people of different faiths and ideologies and recognizing the cultural identities of people and promoting cultural renewal.

Committing to work in solidarity with the poor, dispossessed, uprooted people and oppressed racial, religious and ethnic minorities.

Seeking to be mediators and reconcilers in situations of conflict and working for meaningful participation and advancement of people for their self-determination.

Defending Godís creation against all that would destroy it and preserving and protecting the earthís resources for coming generations.

Author: Grinfos
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