A network of FIOH groups, non-government organisations,
and individuals from around the world having a similar approach to development
and world problems, has arisen from the work of the UK branch of FIOH
which was formed in 1982.
Using this network as a basis, the main purpose of this web site is
to bring to a wider audience a variety of perspectives and practical
experiences on social justice and care for the natural environment.
Many of these perspectives represent the overriding concern of the FIOH
movement for the world's poorest people. Hence this site will not only
show the personal testimonies of the main participants in the network,
but also case histories of individuals who have suffered from poverty,
exploitation or repression. This is an attempt to reflect the solidarity
that exists between those who wish to see changes in exploitative global
economic and political structures and those who are the chief victims
of those structures.
The UK and International Network co-ordinators are Mike
Thomas and Mohan Desari Rao.
The administrative centre for this international network (outside
of Scandinavia) and the UK branch of FIOH is also the office of two
UK registered charities, the Future
in Our Hands Education and Development Fund and Plant
a Tree in Africa. The charities represent the intention of a small
group of FIOH participants to give practical expression to the movement's
concern for the poor.
The UK branch is seeking many more participants from the UK who are
able to give some financial support to the work of the Information Centre
at 48 Churchward Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 1NH, UK,
help to form local groups and become involved in a range of campaigning