International Christian Federation for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction (ICF-PADA)

Fédération chrétienne internationale pour la prophylaxie de l'alcoolisme et des autres toxicomanies
Federación Cristiana Internacional para le Prevención del Alcoholismo y Otras Toxicomanias
Internationaler Christlicher Bund für Alkohol- und Drogenprobleme
Internationella Kristna Förbundet för Förebyggande av Alkoholism och Narkomani

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History

30 July 1960, Stockholm (Sweden), as World Christian Temperance Federation. Present name adopted 1976. Also referred to simply as International Christian Federation (ICF).

Aims

Draw attention to and combat on a Christian basis the evils of intemperance, alcoholism and drug abuse in all parts of the world; promote world-wide educational and remedial work through the Churches, teaching the wisdom of sobriety and drawing together Christian concern in the field; meet need of Churches to act ecumenically and internationally, giving a moral and social lead in response to worldwide abuse.

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Activities

Facilitates effective use of resources and insight; shares research, educational work and experience; organizes regional conferences and facilitates exchange of speakers and programmes; secretarial visits and seminars in various countries to support local work; encourages featuring of alcohol and drug issues on Church and religious group agendas, eradication of harmful social attitudes towards the problem and pastoral care for and rehabilitation of alcohol and drug dependents within the community; coordinates studies for the World Council of Churches.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, German, Swedish.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 20 countries
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Subjects *

  • Societal Problems
    • Prevention
    • Addiction, Drug Abuse
  • Health Care
    • Pharmacy
  • Theology
    • Christianity

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

UIA Org ID

D3483

Last News Received

1. Jun 2007
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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