“Spiritism is a science that studies the nature, origin and destine of Spirits, as wells as the relations of Spirits with the corporeal world.”
Allan Kardec (What is Spiritism – Preamble)
“Spiritism materializes what Jesus said of the promised Consoler by bringing knowledge that allows mankind to know from where it comes, to where it is going, and why it is on Earth; thereby conducting humanity to the true principles of God’s law and offering consolation through faith and hope.” (Allan Kardec, The Gospel according to Spiritism, Ch. VI, Item 4)
“Spiritism respects all religions and doctrines; values all efforts towards the practice of goodness; works towards peace and fellowship between all nations and all peoples, regardless of race, color, nationality, creed, cultural or social standing. It also recognizes that “the truly good person is one who complies with the laws of justice, love, and charity in their highest degree of purity.” (The Gospel According to Spiritism, Ch. XVII, Item 3)
Spiritism does not impose its principles. It invites those interested in knowing it to submit its teachings to the test of reason before accepting them.