The Society of HumanKind
"Unity, Peace and Progress"
THE AIM of the Society is to reunite all past, present and future members of humanity in an immortal existence beyond death.
The Society will consist of all those living members of the human species who accept and affirm the Aim, Duty and Responsibility of the Society, and will be tenable in three categories:-
Member 18 to 59 years
Elder 60 years and more
although the age range for each category may be varied from time to time and with different human environments. Candidates may be admitted to the body of the Society as at any age, and may be allowed to retain that status beyond the 18 th. anniversary of birth, if required. The rights and obligations of Members and Elders do not extend to Candidates.
(a) Insofar as it is based on locality, the Society will be organised on ascending levels:-
and at each level shall be an Executive Committee drawn from the Members of the Society and a Council drawn from the Elders. An Executive Committee shall be responsible for all actions and decisions of the Society at its level, but all such actions and decisions must be approved and confirmed by the Council of Elders at that level otherwise they are of no effect. A higher level Council may, by exercising its veto, prevent any lower level body from taking any action or implementing any decision if it is so requested by any Elder and it so determines, but it may not require any action or decision to be taken by any lower level body without the approbation of a simple majority of the bodies that constitute that level.
(b) Any other association among or between Members and Elders of the Society will, as far as possible or convenient, conform to the above principles, and will adopt such structures and answer to such authority as the World Council of Elders shall, in each case and from time to time, determine.
On the request of any Council of Elders, and after consultation with every other Council, the World Council of Elders shall have authority to approve and issue texts setting out the Duty and Responsibility of adherents of the Society in the circumstances described in the request.
(a) In that part of the Society organised on the basis of locality:
(b) Any Member or Elder elected to a higher level body shall continue to hold ex-officio membership of all lower level bodies to which they have been elected, during that period of higher election.
(c) Elections held in any other association formed within the Society, or for any larger aggregation of the human species as may develop, shall be organised on the above principles.
At every Council and Committee election provision shall be made for the election of a sufficient number of Alternates to fill:
6. Officers of the Society
Every Committee and Council of the Society shall, by a simple majority, elect from amongst its own members a Chairman for the period of its election. Other Officers may be selected from among the membership as the Committee or Council see fit.
7. Eligibility for Election
A wish, desire or any ambition to become a member of any Committee or Council of the Society, or to hold any office on such a body shall be a disqualification in any election to such membership or office. Otherwise, current registration with the Society in the appropriate membership category shall be the sole qualification of eligibility for election to its Councils and Committees.
8. Disqualification from Office
Failure promptly to give full, frank and truthful answer to any question on financial, social, political or any other personal circumstances put by any Elder of the Society shall disqualify any individual from full or ex-officio membership of any Committee or Council of the Society if, on the application of that Elder, any higher level Council of the Society so determines. Such decisions in relation to the membership of the highest Committee and Council of the Society shall be considered by that highest Council and determined by a simple majority of it.
9. Suspension from Society.
(a) Any Council of Elders may, by a two thirds majority, suspend any individual included in any level of its electorate from membership of the Society for conduct incompatible with its Aim, Duty, and Responsibility. Any such decision, or confirmation of it, will be subject to the veto of a higher level Council.
(b) The World Council of Elders may, by a two-thirds majority, suspend any Council or Committee of the Society for a period not exceeding two years, subject to the approbation of a simple majority of all the Councils of the Society.
The Ordinances of the Society of Humankind and the Credenda that describe the Duty and Responsibility of adherents may be altered or amended solely by a resolution of the World Council of Elders passed with no more than two dissents, and with the approbation of a simple majority of the Councils of the Society.
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