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Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. It is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association, and has been studied in academic fields such as communication, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and philosophy. Various academic theories of friendship have been proposed, including social exchange theory, equity theory, relational dialectics, and attachment styles.

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Organizations relating to Friendship

Brothers to our Brothers / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1965
Soroptimist International of the Americas / Philadelphia PA, USA / Est. 1921
International Society of Friendship and Good Will / Durham NC, USA / Est. 1978
Treaty of Central American Fraternity / Est. 1934
Friends of Freedom International / Ogdensburg NY, USA
World Peace Bell Association / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1982
World Scout Interreligious Forum / Geneva, Switzerland
Cuso International / Ottawa ON, Canada / Est. 1961
Friends of the Joe Dassin International Fan Club / Charleroi, Belgium / Est. 1981
International Movement for Fraternal Union among Races and Peoples / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1952
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts / London, UK / Est. 1928
Association des amis du parc archéologique européen de Bliesbruck-Reinheim / Bliesbruck, France
Europe and Middle East Young Friends / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1984
Convention on the Settlement by Arbitration of Civil Law Disputes Arising out of Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation Relationships / Est. 1972
Kiwanis International / Indianapolis IN, USA / Est. 1915
Friends of the Louvre Museum / Paris, France / Est. 1897
International Pen Friend Service / Ivrea, Italy / Est. 1963
Friends of the Earth International / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1971
International Association of Lyceum Clubs / Est. 1903
International Correspondence Club - Malta / Hamrun, Malta / Est. 1969
International Order of Old Bastards / Southport, Australia / Est. 1945
Horizons of Friendship / Cobourg ON, Canada / Est. 1973
Association des Rotary clubs belges pour la coopération au développement / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1979
Soroptimist International of Europe / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1930
Centre amitié de solidarité internationale de la région de l'Amiante / Thetford Mines QC, Canada / Est. 1982

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World Problems relating to Friendship

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Misuse of spiritual authority for sexual purposes
Underdeveloped community leadership
Divisive international NGO postures on consultative relationships
Decline of human relationship to nature
Unmeaningful relationships to place
Loss of civility
Unsystematic use of powerful relationships by rural communities
Interpersonal estrangement
Limited spheres of relationship
Forced social intimacy
Attenuation of group relationships
Friendly fire
Detention of family of testifiers

Action Strategies relating to Friendship

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Relating to nature

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