The Association

Extract from the statutes of the John Knox International Reformed Centre Association:

"Chapter I: Name, Purpose, Headquarters and Duration of the Association


Article 1

The Association of the John Knox International Reformed Centre (hereinafter referred to as the Association) is a non-profit organisation. It shall take the form provided for in Article 60 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code and shall be governed, in addition, by the present statutes.

Article 2

The purpose of the Association is to develop and administer a Centre in Geneva for:

a) to provide an oasis of calm for reflection, a neutral meeting place to stimulate dialogue between cultures;

b) promote social justice, peace, human rights and sustainable development;

c) encourage dialogue between the parties in conflict, seeking to replace confrontation with consultation, while respecting the dignity of each party;

d) maintain contacts with ecumenical, interdenominational and academic organisations as well as with churches and international governmental and non-governmental organisations;

(e) provide opportunities for meetings without religious, denominational or political restrictions.

To this end, the Association makes premises, infrastructure and services available to all, with priority given to those who are actively engaged in promoting these values and its purpose.

Article 3

The headquarters of the Association is at the Centre at 27 chemin des Crêts-de-Pregny in Grand-Saconnex (Geneva).

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