«The Young Men’s Christian Associations seek to unite those young men who, regarding Jesus Christ as their God and Saviour, according to the Holy Scriptures, desire to be his disciples in their faith and in their life, and to associate their efforts for the extension of his Kingdom amongst young men.

Any differences of opinion on other subjects, however important in themselves, shall not interfere with the harmonious relations of the constituent members and associates of the World Alliance.»

stated by the Meeting of the World Alliance of YMCAs in Paris, 1855.



Original Document of the Paris Basis, kept at the Archives of the World Alliance of YMCA's in Geneva, Switzerland

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