Views & ideas


The two notions which are at the center of our Foundation have been discussed extensively within the Board. They do indeed invite discussion, are subject to varying interpretations and may provoke polemics. This is why we have decided to publish here various documents which we found useful in our thinking about the subject and which motivate our activities. Other texts published here develop complementary points of view, or make our approach and the values we defend more precise.

This page is also open to you. We invite contributions to be sent tu us. These may be documents which you find important, or your own thoughts on the subject, on the basis of your personal experiences.


A community is a group of persons having something in common. In this ordinary sense, there exists a plethora of human communities that share a territory, a city quarter, natural resources, a language, a culture, traditions, and much else. These … Read more


Solidarity is an attitude and a value. It means accepting a common humanity with “the other”.  It means seeing “the other” as a subject as we are, deserving respect and care regardless of socio-economic, cultural, physical or other differences. But … Read more

(Français) Rencontrer l’Etranger, cet événement fondamental

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(Français) Systèmes d’épargne et de crédit – une stratégie de développement pour les pauvres?

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(Français) Qui a peur des « communautés » ?

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