To mark the anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 theses of 1517, our member organisation in France, La Fédération de l’Entraide Protestante-FEP (Federation of Protestant Mutual Aid) has developed its own 95 ‘social theses’ to encourage action in 2017.

This initiative centers around the theme of giving those who have been excluded their voice back, and as such advocates for social change and social inclusion of marginalized groups, including young people, the suffering, the excluded, the elderly and those living in poverty.

In light of the forthcoming French presidential elections, the fruits of the project also serve as an opportunity to outline FEP’s position in the coming months preceding the election. The theses bring together commitments to reinforce social justice, fundamental rights, social action based on Christian values, and a vision of peace and tolerance for the future of Europe.

The 95 theses are being circulated not only among FEP’s network of over 350 member associations, 1,000 working centers, and 280,000 direct or indirect personnel, but also among its partner organisations and wider network. The aim of this dissemination is to incite a reflection and discussion on social questions among the recipients of the 95 theses, and encourage action in the social field from engaged and conscious citizens.

You can take a look at the 95 theses in more detail via FEP’s web page.