A world of solidarity is possible

Supported initiatives in 2017

The Foundation presents the 2017 supported initiatives !

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Laureates 2016

This year's we honor six recipients, individuals or communities, who deserve our admiration and share three awards.

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Supported initiatives in 2016

The Foundation presents the 2016 supported initiatives !

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Our aims :

Promote the wellbeing and empowerment of underprivileged human communities by valuing and supporting their own capacities to understand and to act, their biological and cultural diversity, and their sense of solidarity—internal as well as with other communities.

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Community

There exist a plethora of human “communities” in the ordinary sense; they share a territory, a city quarter, natural resources, a language, a culture, traditions, etc. These socio-cultural communities are crucial for the work of the Foundation. There also exist human communities which are centered around one or several common issues or interests but whose members may not be linked geographically or culturally.

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Solidarity

Solidarity is first of all an attitude and a value. It means the acceptance of the other’s humanity, and turns the other into an equal subject, independently of possible social, economic, political or other differences. But solidarity is also an active engagement – between individuals, within a community, or between different communities – for instance to defend or to reinforce a common good or a common interest.

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Meeting the Stranger, this fundamental event

Emmanuel Levinas calls « event » the encounter with the other, he even calls it « fundamental event ». It is, according to him, the most important experience, which opens the greatest horizons.

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The Foundation

The Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation promotes the empowerment and well being of disadvantaged human communities. By strengthening intra and inter-community solidarity the Foundation strives to improve local capacities, promote the respect of human rights, and sustain cultural and biological diversity.

The Foundation was created in Switzerland in March 2006. It has an international Board of Directors including seven members.

As of 2018, the Foundation has supported 44 initiatives and honored 27 laureates with the Paul K. Feyerabend Award.


Recent articles :

Dr. Mohammad Taghi Farvar – Member of the Board of the Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation – 1942-2018

Dr. Mohammad Taghi Farvar – Member of the Board of the Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation – 1942-2018

It is with extreme sadness that we have to inform you all that Taghi Farvar – Member of the Board of the Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation and President of the ICCA Consortium – passed away on Monday 16 July 2018.… Read more

Fostering solidarity and strategic alliance between the Batak and Tagbanuwa peoples of Puerto Princesa (Palawan, the Philippines)

Fostering solidarity and strategic alliance between the Batak and Tagbanuwa peoples of Puerto Princesa (Palawan, the Philippines)

This initiative aims at strengthening community solidarity and forging a strategic alliance between two groups of indigenous peoples: the Batak and the Tagbanuwa of Puerto Princesa Municipality, (particularly in the territory of Tanabag), in the island of Palawan, The Philippines. … Read more

Enhancing the capacity of indigenous peoples to fight for their water and other rights in the Mato Grosso region (Brazil)

Enhancing the capacity of indigenous peoples to fight for their water and other rights in the Mato Grosso region (Brazil)

In the last couple of years, the Missionary Indigenous Council of Mato Grosso (Consejo Indigenista Misionero del Regional de Mato Grosso) has been collaborating with the PKF Foundation to strengthen local indigenous peoples fighting for their collective rights. In 2017 … Read more

Understanding nature and the local threats to nature - a basis for enhanced solidarity in remote rural Nepal ?

Understanding nature and the local threats to nature – a basis for enhanced solidarity in remote rural Nepal ?

This initiative is designed to nourish community leaders and strengthen community solidarity in a very remote village of Nepal. This will be attempted by finding out and discussing information about local biodiversity among the students of the village secondary school, … Read more

A Maya people alliance to defend the territory and build its autonomy in Quintana Roo (Mexico)

A Maya people alliance to defend the territory and build its autonomy in Quintana Roo (Mexico)

The micro region Poniente of Bacalar, in Quintana Roo, Mexico, is mostly inhabited by Maya communities. Lately, as a result of ignorance of collective rights, more and more ejidal land has been sold there and, with that, land use changes … Read more

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