World Social Initiative Forum

Igniting Ethical Individualism to Serve Social Initiatives Worldwide

“A healthy social life is found only when, in the mirror of each soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when, in the whole community, the virtue of each one is living”

 Rudolf Steiner

The World Social Initiative Forum is an international network of spiritually-inspired grassroots initiatives addressing poverty, marginalization and social injustice.

Founded in 2000 by Ute Craemer and Truus Geraets, the WSIF hosts Forums which unfold individual potential, create spaces of encounter, and highlight diverse practices pioneered by individuals and initiatives locally with long-term impact.

Since its founding, WSIF has co-hosted over 20 in-Person Forums on 5 continents and is now reaching more people with its online formats.

WSIF partners with many international network organizations, including the Section for Social Sciences at the Goetheanum and the School of Spiritual Science.

Vision and Mission

Given an understanding of the human being as a spiritual, physical, and social being, each individual creates with others, in shared destiny, a world in which every person:

can freely unfold individual potential;

can connect with others based on equality, empathy, and trust;

can contribute to a sustainable economy in service of the needs of others;

can care for the earth as a living organism.

By 2050, the World Social Initiative Forum is a trusted and integral global agent in social awareness and Self-transformation within the four spheres of social practice:

Transform global society by supporting Self- awareness among all human beings for the common good of a larger context.

Collaborate with every individual and organization, recognizing the value and dignity of all human beings and processes through empathy and solidarity.

Participate by supporting and upholding ethical standards in work as vocation, production of goods, fair trade and associative economy.

Regenerate and care for the earth as a living organism through mutual responsibility, regardless of locality and resources.

Upcoming Forum

The LiT Forums online program is an international cohort of individuals on a path of inquiry toward healthier relationships with Self, Community and Planet Earth. The program is made up of four quarters, each guided by a question pertaining to how we tune to the Good that wants to become in the world.







The WSIF Network is an open community of social initiatives working out of Anthroposophy towards social transformation in the fields of education, agriculture, health, politics, and cultural life.

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