International Fellowship of Chivalry-Now
International Fellowship of Chivalry-Now (IFCN) is a worldwide
fellowship of diverse people who are committed to healing our wounded
culture by returning what was lost, an updated mixture of Western
realism and idealism for today's world.
In many ways, the IFCN remains a social
We are not a chivalric order, civic group
or club. We have no membership fees or collection plate. Nor do
we seek monetary donations. We have no elaborate hierarchy. We welcome
people of all ages and all faiths, along with atheists and agnostics.
We are a fellowship of people from around the world who view their
lives as individual quests.
When you view your life as a quest, it
opens up new vistas of meaning in everything you do. You purposely
learn and grow from your daily encounters in order to experience
life in its full abundance. It makes you more aware of the moment,
more thoughtful - and therefore more authentically alive. It carries
you away from a state of mindless following, to a state of personal
autonomy, where conscience and reason and intelligence combine to
complete who you are.
Chivalry-Now is a cultural philosophy,
for want of a better term, that encourages our human capacity to
apply reason to conscience in order to reach our highest potential.
We freely embrace a Code of Ethics called the 12
Trusts that guides us to reach that potential. For those
who want a more in-depth understanding of our ideals, we present
a timeline of philosophical concepts that form the foundation
of our quest. These concepts reveal the deeper meaning of our cultural
inheritance, in order to return the comprehension and enthusiasm
of what was lost.
The IFCN is a fellowship of friends who
communicate and support each other online. Anyone who joins our
Forum and actively participates is a member. Those who seem
devoted to the 12 Trusts
are invited to join the Chivalry-Now Companionship. Companions
who show a deep understanding of our foundational concepts, and
reflect them in their lives, may be invited to apply for the title
of Knight, which
for our purposes means a formal recognition of their understanding
and commitment. Knights serve on a Council
of Knights for administrative
purposes and advocacy.
the ideas expressed by Chivalry-Now interest you, and you
wish to get more involved, please join our Open
Forum and introduce yourself. if you feel moved to know
more, we have a comprehensive website, Facebook
Forum that you can browse around in, and two books that
explain the fundamentals. Please avail youself of these services.
you for visiting the IFCN. We hope that you find here what your
soul is searching for.