Faith and Light International
Association internationale Foi et lumière
1971 Lourdes France
Founded 1971, Lourdes (France). Encouraged and confirmed by Paul VI in 1975 and by John-Paul II in 1981 and 1984. Charter and Constitution proposed by General Assembly, 26 Oct 1980, Lourdes (France), and adopted provisionally for a one-year period; amended and adopted by General Assembly, 1982, Wetherby (UK); further amendments adopted by General Assemblies: 1984, Rome (Italy); 1986, Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep); 1990, Edinburgh (UK); 1994, Warsaw (Poland); 1998, Québec (Canada); 2002, Rome; 2006, Madrid (Spain); 2008, Lourdes; 2013, Leeds (UK).
Promote, worldwide, the establishment of Christian communities (brotherhoods) 'Faith and Light' which provide deep links between persons with a mental handicap, their families and their friends; create brotherly links of support among these various communities, especially by means of regional, national, continental and international meetings and pilgrimages; favour the insertion of the communities and of those who constitute these communities within all human and Christian communities, while respecting each particular culture.
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General Assembly (every 5 years, at International Meeting); Board of Directors (meets twice a year); International Coordinating Team (meets at least once a year). Provinces, headed by Coordinators, (meeting annually). Local Communities, consisting of 15-40 persons with an intellectual disability, their families, friends and a chaplain.
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