World Service Authority

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Registry of World Citizens)
Jump to: navigation, search
The flag of the WSA.

The World Service Authority (WSA), founded in 1954,[1] is a non-profit organization claims to educate about and promotes "world citizenship", "world law", and World Government. It is best known for selling World Passports.

Organization[edit]

WSA has an office in Washington, D.C. The office in Shanghai, People's Republic of China, closed as of 1 January 2010. WSA is currently headed by David M. Gallup, an attorney.[2][3]

History[edit]

The WSA was founded by Garry Davis, a former Broadway actor and World War II bomber pilot, who renounced his U.S. citizenship in 1948 to live as a "citizen of the world". It was set up to be the administrative agency of the "World Government of World Citizens" which he declared on 4 September 1953.[4] Besides selling World Passports, the WSA registers applicants as "world citizens" and sells "world citizen" identity documents, such as birth certificates, identity cards, and marriage certificates.[5]

Acceptance and use[edit]

Among cases of individuals who have used the World Marriage Certificate are couples in Israel unable to have a religious marriage, according to Garry Davis.[6] The WSA has also allegedly sold World Government Postal Stamps [7] which, according to Garry Davis, helped to convey thousands of letters between China and Taiwan in the early 1980s.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Engber, Daniel (24 March 2006). "What's a World Passport?". Slate. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  2. ^ ""Passport To Fame", 7 Days Vermont, 28 March 2001". 7dvt.com. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  3. ^ "Martindale.com, David M. Gallup". Martindale.com. 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  4. ^ "What is the World Government of World Citizens?". Worldservice.org. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  5. ^ "World Government Documents (Personal)". Worldservice.org. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  6. ^ a b "International Herald Tribune". Onefilms.com. 5 December 2001. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  7. ^ "World Service Authority catalog". Worldservice.org. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 

External links[edit]