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International civil or cultural service

posted 21 Apr 2014, 14:28 by Stefan Gigacz

It would seem that a statement of Mgr. Cardijn, founder of the Jeunesse Ouvriere Chretienne, echoes the impulse behind the movement and could well have given it its name. In March, 1958, Mgr. Cardijn said: " I have never tired of repeating that positive methods of contact, culture and mutual help should be sought in order to establish friendship and confidence, not only between the heads of governments but between peoples, starting with the youth. Military service should more and more be replaced by an international civil or cultural service (service civil on culture! international)."

- Joseph Cardijn