The FIOH International Network
48 Churchward Avenue
Wiltshire SN2 1NH
Tel/Fax: 01793 532353
PARTICIPATING IN THE FUTURE IN OUR HANDS MOVEMENT
to accept the value-based philosophy of sharing, co-operation, fellowship
and service to others (especially those who are poor, oppressed or otherwise
socially disadvantaged), is invited to become a participant in the Future
in Our Hands Movement.
You can be involved as an individual, the member of a local group, non-government
organisation, national branch or any other grouping or association structured
or otherwise, but it is requested that a statement of the FIOH philosophy
is incorporated into any written constitution.
There are national branches of FIOH in Norway (where the movement was
founded), the UK, Sweden, Kenya, Ghana and Sierra Leone and a few individuals
from other countries but the only large structured branch is in Norway.
Anyone, irrespective of their spiritual/religious beliefs and political
affiliations, or none, is invited to participate. However, it is expected
that the FIOH name will not be used to promote any particular political,
spiritual or religious beliefs/dogma.
It is also expected that any activity involving the use of the FIOH
name, including those of a business nature, should reflect honesty and
PARTICIPATING IN THE FIOH INTERNATIONAL NETWORK
Any individual or organisation identifying
with the FIOH approach to lifestyle and development is invited to participate
in the Network. One of the main objectives of the network is to facilitate
an exchange of information related to the reduction of inequality and
poverty, safeguarding the natural environment and a proper care and
respect for other creatures on the Earth.
FIOH is not focused on self-promotion but in joining with other organisations
to campaign for changes in political, business and financial structures
which contribute to poverty, extreme inequality and severe environmental
destruction and depletion of natural resources.
The Network will also be used to distribute by various means of communication
(not just the Internet) practical ideas for, and models of, sustainable
Although personal testimonies may initially be those of network participants,
one of the main purposes of the FIOH International web site will be
to bring to the attention of a wider audience than would otherwise be
possible, the experiences of people who have suffered from the consequences
of war, environmental degradation, local, national and international
political and economic structures and 'natural' disasters.