International Confederation of Christian Family Movements (ICCFM)

Confédération internationale des mouvements des familles chrétiennes
Confederación Internacional de Movimientos Familiares Cristianos
Confederazione Internazionale dei Movimenti delle Famiglie Cristiane

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History

1966, during 1st Latin American meeting as an extension to the movement created in 1950 in Argentina and Uruguay, following the work of men's Catholic Action groups set up 1943, Chicago IL (USA) and transformed, 1947, into a couples' organization. Also referred to as Christian Family Movement -- Mouvement familial chrétien -- Movimiento Familiar Cristiano (MFC).

Aims

Improve the quality of family life; develop a consciousness (both a family and a social consciousness) based on Christian principles and examples; develop responsible, concerned and happy families that are part of supportive and affirming network of families within every community who will individually and collectively reach out to others in need; offer opportunities for families to grow in their personal relationships with one another as well as with their friends, neighbours and co-workers; develop a caring society that not only recognizes, but actively supports family life; initiate and encourage research that impacts on the actual needs of families; continue to foster the international spirit of the Christian Family Movements.

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Activities

Training/education; advocacy/lobbying/activism; events/meetings.

Structure

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Languages

English, Spanish.

Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 47 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

D0269

Last News Received

2018
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