New Acropolis

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International Organization New Acropolis
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Founded July 15, 1957 (1957-07-15)
Founder Jorge Ángel Livraga Rizzi
Type Non-governmental organization
Focus Philosophy, philanthropy
Origins Argentina
Area served
Method Culture, volunteerism
Key people
Delia Steinberg Guzmán and Giorgios Alvarado Planas

New Acropolis (NA; official name: Organización Internacional Nueva Acrópolis "OINA" - Organisation Internationale Nouvelle Acropole, association internationale sans but lucratif) is a worldwide non-profit organisation founded in 1957 by Jorge Ángel Livraga Rizzi (died 1991)[1] first as a school of philosophy and later on as an international organization devoted to philosophical studies and practice. Registered in Belgium as international organization since 1981, number 3/12-941/S.[2][3][4]

Founding charter[edit]

Its founding charter aims :

  1. To promote universal fraternity among people of all creeds, races and backgrounds.[5]
  2. To promote a holistic vision of the world through the comparative study of philosophies, sciences, religions and arts.
  3. To enable human beings to develop their potential and live in harmony with Nature by understanding its laws.

Aside from regular philosophy courses, lectures, and workshops the organization also involved in social and philanthropic activities,[6] such as food collection campaigns, art workshops, cleaning of monuments and parks,[7] as well as disaster rescues.[8]


The French Commission on Cults (1995) as well as a Belgian parliamentary commission, have, in 1997, registered it as a cult in their respective countries, in an annexed blacklist to their report, along with 171 other associations. On May 27, 2005, the cult blacklists were abandoned by the French government as becoming too quickly out of date and responsibility for keeping an eye on cult groups, and returned to local prefects.[9]

New Acropolis has been widely criticized for cultic activities and practices, including high levels of secrecy and deception.[10][11][12][13][14][15][16]


  1. ^ New Acropolis UK - About Us
  2. ^ Moniteur nº 48, march 9th 1990, page 4489
  3. ^ Nouvelle Acropole en Moniteur, since 2003
  4. ^ Nouvelle Acropole en Moniteur, since 1981 soon 2002
  5. ^ New Acropolis UK - Founding Charter
  6. ^ New Acropolis International volunteering program
  7. ^ Inside, Costa Rica (English)
  8. ^ OWIT, Perú (Spanish)
  9. ^ La fin des listes noires (The end of blacklists), Le Point 23 June 2005 (in French)
  10. ^ "Jorge A Livraga and New Acropolis". Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  11. ^ "New Acropolis Cultural Association". Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  12. ^ "Nueva Acrópolis Secta Paramilitar". Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  13. ^ "Αποκαλύπτουμε τι είναι η οργάνωση "Νέα Ακρόπολη". Μέρος Α΄.". Αποκαλύπτουμε τι είναι η οργάνωση ”Νέα Ακρόπολη”. Μέρος Α΄. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  14. ^ Carroll, Rory (1999-12-17). "Satanists threaten the Pope's party". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  15. ^ "Confidence for dummies". NOW Toronto Magazine - Think Free. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  16. ^ "CESNUR - What you should know about the Center for Studies on New Religions". Retrieved 2016-04-16. 

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