The CEPA – INTERNATIONAL SPIRITIST ASSOCIATION is an associative organization, composed of people and institutions from around the world. It is the historical successor to the Pan American Spiritist Confederation, whose initial bylaws were sanctioned by the first Pan American Spiritist Congress, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 13, 1946, and whose last modification took place at the XXII Pan American Spiritist Congress, held in the city of Rosario, Argentina, on May 24, 2016, when the organization achieved its international scope.
- OBJECTIVES OF CEPA
The CEPA has the following objectives:
- To promote and disseminate the ideas and knowledge within Spiritism, which is derived from the works of Allan Kardec, its founder, with a secular, freethinking, humanist, progressive, and pluralistic vision;
- To promote, encourage and follow along all efforts aimed at the continuous updating of Spiritism.
- Promote the integration between spiritists and spiritist institutions from all continents that sympathize with the previously outlined objectives.
- GOALS OF CEPA
To achieve these goals, the CEPA proposes to:
- Promote and support the organization of events identified with its objectives;
- Conduct conferences, as established by these Bylaws.
- Encourage the establishment and operation of national and / or regional organizations that identify with the objectives and principles detailed in this Statute.
- Plan, coordinate and implement a work program that promotes and executes the study, update and dissemination of the spiritist thought, which are consistent with these goals.
- PRINCIPLES OF CEPA
The CEPA adopted as principles:
- The definition of Spiritism as “the science that deals with the nature, origin and destiny of Spirits, as well as their relationship with the corporeal world” and as a spiritualist philosophy of moral consequences;
- The synthesis of the Spiritist doctrine through the following fundamentals:
- a) Existence of God;
- b) Pre-existence and immortality of the Spirit;
- c) Plurality of lives and inhabited worlds;
- d) Communicability of the spirits;
- e) Law of evolution;
- Acknowledge the value of knowledge as a factor for the moral improvement of humanity;
- The basis of a line of work within a vision that is Kardecist, secular, freethinking, humanist, progressive, and pluralistic.