From the Movement’s beginnings, one of its most educative gestures has been the so-called “common fund.” This is a fund whose aim is the furthering of the Movement’s work through support of missionary, charitable, and cultural activities.
Everyone gives freely to this fund, contributing monthly a percentage of income (at the beginning of the Movement’s history this was called the “tithe”). The purpose of this gesture is to witness to a communal concept of personal property and a growth in awareness of poverty as an evangelical virtue.
The amount each one gives is not important, but what matters is the seriousness with which one fulfills this freely made commitment.
For additional information on what the common fund is, what the Regional common fund is used for, why we pledge and what is our goal refer to the PDF file (Common fund memo) below.