World Movement of Christian Workers (WMCW)

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History

Founded 15 May 1961. Statutes adopted 28 May 1966, Rome (Italy), taking over the functions previously carried out by International Federation of Christian Workers Movements (FIMOC), set up in 1951, and of movements in France and French-speaking Switzerland, which commenced organizing International Conversations in 1955, with participation of delegates from Latin American and African countries. Statutes most recently revised, Dec 1983, Retie (Belgium); May 2000, Sao Paulo (Brazil) 2000; May 2004, Québec QC (Canada); 2009, Nantes (France); 2013, Haltern am See (Germany). Registered in accordance with Belgian law.

Aims

Unite national and regional movements combining worker, educative and apostolic characteristics and working on collective and overall promotion of organizations of workers and their families and their spiritual destiny; participate in apostolic and social endeavours of the Church in the world of labour, particularly when directed towards those who are furthest from Christ, whose faith is threatened or who are most devoid of human hope; promote education, training and evangelization of men and women, employed and jobless, pensioners and women at home so as to fight a system based on money and promote a society based on solidarity and justice; ensure that the lives and actions of the most deprived are recognized and receive support of the whole Church and of political leaders.

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Activities

In every 4-year cycle, organizes: international seminar; regional or continental seminar; international conversation.

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Languages

English, French, German, Spanish.

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List).

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

UIA Org ID

C3559

Last News Received

1. Jun 2013
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