Members

The ISC is constituted by the National Unification Institutions of the Spiritist Movement (Confederations, Federations, Unions, etc.) duly organized and legitimately constituted, henceforth called Member Institutions.

Organization

The ISC is constituted by the following management and control bodies: General Assembly, Executive Committee, Fiscal Committee

Executive Committee

The ISC is administered by an Executive Committee, composed of twelve Member Institutions, which will have the responsibility of executing and monitoring  the deliberations collectively taken by the ISC in its General Assembly and putting the objectives established by the relevant Statute-Laws into practice.

The Members of the Executive Committee shall act collectively and within an integrated manner in order to comply with ISC’ decisions.

ISC’s Executive Committee for the 2019 – 2022 triennium


Secretary General – 
 United States – Jussara Pretti Korngold

Jussara Pretti Korngold is the founder and president of the Spiritist Group of New York and the Spiritist Alliance for Books (SAB), a non-profit organization aiming at promoting and disseminating Spiritism, in English, as codified by Allan Kardec. Mrs. Korngold is also a published author and has been translating spiritist papers and books since 1993. Jussara Korngold is currently the President of the United States Spiritist Federation, Executive Director of the Tristate Spiritist Federation and Secretary General of the International Spiritist Council.

 

First Secretary – Spain – Jesus Sanchez

Jésus Sánchez is a voting member of the Communication and Counselling Committee for the Spiritist Centre and, in this capacity, he works in the Directive Junta of Spain’s Spiritist Federation. Member of León Denis Spiritist Centre in Madrid and of its Directive Junta, he works proactively in projects for the unity and unification of the Spanish Federation represented in the International Spiritist Council wherein he works as First Secretary General.

Second Secretary – Portugal – Vítor Féria

Vítor Mora Féria is an Engineer.
President of the Portuguese Spiritist Federation (FEP) since 2010 and currently 2nd Secretary of the International Spiritist Council. He takes part in FEP’s social bodies since the 80’s and took part in the establishment of FEP’s current headoffice. He was also responsible for the formation of several Spiritist Centres in Portugal. He is a member of the International Spiritist Council (ISC) since its formation and has been carrying out several posts therein since 1993. He was responsible for the organization of several Congresses within the national and international scope, namely the 8th World Spiritist Congress (WSC), as Secretary of the ISC.

First Treasurer – Brazil – Hélio Blume

Helio Blume is a veterinarian, doctor on Animal Science, professor and Secretary General of Brazil’s Federal Council of Veterinary Medicine. He works as Higher Education Appraiser of Brazil’s Education Ministry. He has been a spiritist worker for more than 40 years and Director of the Brazilian Spiritist Federation (FEB) since 2008. He worked out several courses such as ESDE, EADE and Medianimity and currently coordinates the Doctrinal Studies Unit and the area of Spiritual Counselling of the National Federation Council (CFN-FEB)

Second Treasure – Cuba – Manuel de la Cruz 

Manuel de la Cruz is director and international representative of the Sociedad Amor y Caridad Universal (Universal Love and Charity Society) in Havana, Cuba, vice-president of the Sociedad de Estudios e Investigacion Cientifica de los Fenomenos Espirituales (Society for Studies and Scientific Research of the Spiritual Phenomena). Working as accountant, Manuel de la Cruz promotes the unification of all spiritist societies in Cuba and their integration into the International Spiritist Council. He was a member of the directive committee for the 7th World Spiritist Congress in 2013 and is currently member of ISC’s Spiritist Assistance and Social Promotion.

1. Administration of the Spiritist Centre Uruguay – Eduardo dos Santos + (Peru,  Brazil, Germany)

II. Study of Spiritism – Colômbia – Fábio Villarraga + (Brasil, Canadá, Espanha e Suíça)

Fabio Villarraga is a founding member of Senderos de la Esperanza Spiritist Centre in Bogota. President of the Spiritist Federation of Cundinamarca which is a member of the Colombian Spiritist Confederation. Member of ISC’s Executive Committee for the sector of Studies. Translator of the following books from the Portuguese to the Spanish languages: Vida Feliz (Happy Life), by Joanna/Divaldo; El Clamor de la Vida (Appeal for Life), by dr Marlene Nobre; Enfermedades, Cura Y Salud (Illness, Healing Y Health), by Geziel Andrade

 

III. Study and Practice of Medianimity – Brazil, – Marta Antunes + (USA, Canada, Spain and Colombia)

Marta Antunes Moura is presently vice-president of the Brazilian Spiritist Federation for the unification of spiritist doctrinal activities of the Spiritist Movement in Brazil and abroad. She has been one of the directors of FEB for the past 40 years, carrying out activities related to the spiritist study for adults. In this sense, she participates in FEB’s group that publishes papers on the Spiritist Doctrine regularly, in compliance with the 1868 Project of Allan Kardec (Posthumous Works): Systematized Study of the Spiritist Doctrine; Study and Practice of Medianimity; Comprehensive Study of the Doctrine; Study of Allan Kardec’s Complete Works and Study of the Gospel. She also represents FEB in projects involving the medianimic practice (children, youth and adults) and campaigns covering the following themes: Family, Life and Peace.
Member of ISC’s Executive Committee since 2016.

IV. Childhood, Youth and Family – Switzerland – Silvana Elias + (UK, Belgium, Brazil, Spain, Canada, Bolivia and Ireland)

Silvana Elias is president of UCESS – Union des Centres d’Éstudes Spirites en Suisse (Union of the Centres of Spiritist Studies in Switzerland) and one of the directors of Estesia – Zentrum für Spiritistische Studien (Estesia – Centre for Spiritist Studies), located in Bern. She lectures the Gospel and is resposible for its Studies. She recently formed the Swiss Spiritist Youth.
She works as Childhood,Youth and Family counsellor in the ISC.

V. Spiritual Counselling – France – Richard Buono + (Peru, Brazil, Canada and Uruguay)

Richard Buono works as a Psycho-Analyst clinician and Art-Therapist and is currently preparing his Doctorate in Theology. Member of the Spiritist movement since 2005, he is president of the Union Spirite Française (French Spiritist Union) (formerly Conseil Spirite Français – French Spiritist Council)) since September 2013. Author of numerous articles for the French Spiritist magazine “Vignes de Lumière” and lecturer. He currently coordinates the organization of the 10th world spiritist congress that will take place in France in 2022. He is also president of the “Centre Spirite Gabriel Delanne” (Gabriel Delanne Spiritist Centre) in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, southern France. He is member of ISC’s executive committee for Spiritual Counselling.

VI. Spiritist Assistance and Social Promotion – El Salvador – Walter Velasquez + (Guatemala, Brazil, Spain and Cuba)

Walter Velásquez is vice-president of El Salvador’s Association of Spiritist Schools, director of Spiritist Studies in Cátedra Mesías Spiritist School, in Guatemala and counsellor for the Spiritist Youth of El Salvador. He is member of ISC’s Committee for Spiritist Assistance and Social Promotion

 

VII. Spiritist Media – Canada – Erick Martins + (Portugal, Brazil, Spain, Bolivia, USA e Mexico

Erick Martins is president of CSC – Canadian Spiritist Council where he has already coordinated Spiritist Media activities. He is president and founding member of the Fraternity Spiritist Society of Calgary wherein he deals with the Study of the Spiritist Doctrine, Study and Practice of Medianimity, Social Assistance and administrative activities. He has been cooperating with the translation of spiritist books and taking part in several spiritist events in Canada. Presently he cooperates in ISC’s Spiritist Media.

Fiscal Committee: Comissão Fiscal: Guatemala, Mexico and Ireland

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