Petition of the People of the Church –
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The Austrian Petition (Referendum, Kirchenvolks-Begehren)
The five demands of the Austrian referendum
1. Building of a church of sisterly and brotherly love:
2. Full equal rights for women:
3. Free choice of celibate or non-celibate way of live:
4. An appreciation of the goodness of sexuality as essential element of human beings who are created and affirmed by God:
5. From condemnation to affirmation ("Frohbotschaft statt Drohbotschaft"):
Translations of the Austrian petition (KVB) in other languages: Belgian French Italian Portuguese Spanish
- situation of women in the Roman Catholic Church
- nominations of bishops as a conflict in the local church
- statements to the topic sexuality
- social manners and colloquial language in the Roman Catholic Church in relation to criticism
Intensive contacts, cooperations and efforts of our group "Wir sind Kirche" lead to the Kirchenvolks-Begehren in Austria
From June 3.-25. 1995 over half a million people in Austria (and over 4000 Catholics in all 5 continents) signed the five claims and objectives of the Austrian Kirchenvolks-Begehren - results in detail: KVB-Austria
People of all continents gave their vote and claimed a renewal of the Roman Catholic Church.
KVBs in the world
After a couple of weeks the "Kirchenvolks-Begehren" spread over to other countries:
In Germany 1,8 Mill - Results in detail: KVB-Germany,
in South-Tyrol (Italy) 18.000 persons - Results in detail: KVB-South-Tyrol and
in Wallonien (Belgium) 10.080 persons - Results in detail: KVB-Wallonien, Belgium signed a KVB petition with the same goals.
In Italy, France, Canada, Spain, Portugal, USA, Switzerland, Brasil, Nicaragua the same or similar petitions are in progress. The Text of the "Austrian Petition of the People of the Church - Kirchenvolks-Begehren" was modifiert and translated into the language of these countries who started referenda, too. The main five points are included in all translations: U.S. Catholic Referendum , Appello dal Popolo di Dio (Italy)