Pact of Fraternity of Young Europe
|1.||Young Europe is an association of men believing in a future of liberty, equality, and fraternity, for all mankind; and desirous of consecrating their thoughts and actions to the realisation of that future.|
|2.||One sole God; One sole ruler,—His Law; One sole interpreter of that law,—Humanity.|
|3.||To constitute humanity in such wise as to enable it throughout a continuous progress to discover and apply the law of God by which it should be governed, as speedily as possible: such is the mission of Young Europe.|
|4.||As our true well-being consists in living in accordance with the law of our being, the knowledge and fulfilment of the law of humanity is the sole source of good. The fulfilment of the mission of Young Europe will result in the general good.|
|5.||Every mission constitutes a pledge of duty. Every man is bound to consecrate his every faculty to its fulfilment. He will derive his rule of action from the profound conviction of that duty.|
|6.||Humanity can only arrive at the knowledge of its Law of Life through the free and harmonious development of all its faculties. Humanity can only reduce that knowledge to action through the free and harmonious development of all its faculties. Association is the sole means of realising this development.|
|7.||No true association is possible save among free men and equals.|
|8.||By the law of God, given by Him to humanity, all men are free, are brothers, and are equals.|
|Liberty is the right of every man to exercise|
his faculties without impediment or restraint, in the accomplishment of his special mission, and in the choice of the means most conducive to its accomplishment.
|10.||The free exercise of the faculties of the individual may in no case violate the rights of others. The special mission of each man must be accomplished in harmony with the general mission of humanity. There is no other limit to human liberty.|
|11.||Equality implies the recognition of uniform rights and duties for all men—for none may escape the action of the law by which they are defined— and every man should participate, in proportion to his labour, in the enjoyment of the produce resulting from the activity of all the social forces.|
|12.||Fraternity is the reciprocal affection, the sentiment which inclines man to do unto others as he would that others should do unto him.|
|13.||All privilege is a violation of Equality. All arbitrary rule is a violation of Liberty. Every act of egotism is a violation of Fraternity.|
|14.||Wheresoever privilege, arbitrary rule, or egotism are introduced into the social constitution, it is the duty of every man who comprehends his own mission to combat them by every means in his power.|
|15.||That which is true of each individual with regard to the other individuals forming a part of the society to which he belongs, is equally true of every people with regard to humanity.|
|16.||By the law of God, given by God to humanity, all the peoples are free—are brothers and are equals.|
|17.||Every people has its special mission, which will co-operate towards the fulfilment of the general mission of humanity. That mission constitutes its nationality. Nationality is sacred.|
|18.||All unjust rule, all violence, every act of egotism exercised to the injury of a people, is a violation of the liberty, equality, and fraternity of the|
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Publication information: Book title: Political Sociology:A Reader. Contributors: S. N. Eisenstadt - Editor. Publisher: Basic Books. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1971. Page number: 457.
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