The Leadership Role of the Core-Group of 49

The national groups are subject to clearly stricter organisation, which demands from them that groupstudy, including visitors and interested persons, is carried out in the afternoon, in addition to which an optional meditation with the guests may be carried out. The actual organisational works and regular meetings must be postponed until the evening, because the national groups are then obliged to carry out two peace meditations. In the time between the meditations, which must occur at the normal time of the relevant country, (winter time of the country), all outstanding business and organisational plans must be discussed and resolved. To that also belongs the leadership of the study groups of the relevant country, as well as the setting up of a yearly meeting for the passive members of FIGU which come from one’s own country. The national groups are led collectively by a committee of 9 (nine) persons, which includes a president, a treasurer and a secretary. The deputies for the office holders can either be chosen from the committee members or from the regular members of the national group. As is logical, all national group members also have to be passive members of FIGU Switzerland, and the number of members of a national group is open ended, just as it is with the study groups.

All official FIGU groups draw up a report (meeting minutes) within three days after their meetings, a copy of which is passed on to the group which is positioned above them.

As soon as the core-group of FIGU Switzerland has reached its total number of members, and its associated secondary core-group extends to at least 50 members, it can then begin to form core-groups from the existing national groups. The forming of a core-group from an existing national group is entirely the matter of the core-group of 49 of the mother centre – Semjase-Silver-Star-Center – whose task it will be to filter, from the body of the existing national group-members, those members who are suitable for leadership, and to nominate them as core-group members of the relevant country, have them elected and install them. This task will have to be approached with the greatest care and corresponding experience, because the core-groups of the individual countries will, namely, continue to be subject to the advisory authority of the core-group of the mother centre, however they will otherwise be able to operate selfsufficiently to the greatest possible extent, within the framework of the statutes and rules, which should, as far as possible, be adopted from the mother core-group. Adapted to the conditions of their country, the core-groups of the individual countries will then lead the study groups which stand directly below them and, together with the secondary core-group of their country, which belongs to them, they will continue to further the mission in their own country. These newly-formed core-groups are also obliged to report to the mother core-group in Switzerland and, apart from that, they each have to delegate a member in the secondary core-group of the mother core-group of the Semjase-Silver-StarCenter, Switzerland.