Reflections on the AIC Charter

In preparation for the 400th anniversary of the International Association of Charities (AIC), a new AIC document, the AIC Charter, has been drafted. This document will replace the Basic Document, published in 1981 and updated in 2001. The document is based on “what drives the AIC”.

The document is composed of 3 chapters. Click to download (Word documents):

Charter Table of Contents
Introduction and Chapter 1 – Our Origins
Chapter 1 – The Motivations for our Action
Chapter 1 – The Profile of our Volunteers, Working as a Team, The Organization of the AIC Network
Chapter 2 – AIC’s Vision and Mission, The Foundations of AIC’s Mission: The Gospel and Vincentian Values
Chapter 2 – The Foundations of AIC’s Mission (continued): The Social Doctrine of the Church
Chapter 2 – AIC’s Journey
Chapter 3 – AIC’s Grassroots Actions and Political Action
Chapter 3 – Training of Volunteers and Communication
Chapter 3 – Finances and Legal Framework
Chapter 3 – The Future of AIC, What Should AIC’s Dream Be?

Please encourage your local groups to study these documents carefully. May this work help us on our journey towards our 400th anniversary!