World Social Initiative Forum: Ignites Individual Potential and Societal Change through Anthroposophy-in-Dialogue

“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

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About us

The Social Initiative Forum (SIF) is a non-profit initiative hosted by the Section for Social Sciences at the Goetheanum. SIF connects initiatives and individuals addressing key social issues of our time manifesting in communities around the world. Our aim is to strengthen social organisations working mainly, but not exclusively, through an Anthroposophical approach, to reduce poverty, marginalisation and to minimise disadvantaged conditions in communities.

SIF is becoming a vibrant community that organises international Forums led by local people in cooperation with the network. Its online platform presents the work carried out by spiritually-minded social initiatives around the world.

SIF organisations and individuals work towards social transformation through initiatives in the fields of education, agriculture, medicine, economics and the arts.

Vision, Mission and Goals

What we envision the World to be in 2050 | VISION

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.

What changes in the world do we aim for to achieve | MISSION

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


How will we achieve the changes we want to see in the world | GOALS

In alignment with this world vision and the global Sustainable Development Goals, the World Social Initiative Forum aims to contribute an anthroposophical perspective to consciousness development of human beings within four spheres of social practice:


Upcoming Forum

Living In Between Spaces: The First WSIF Webinar Series
starts Jul 31, 16:00 CET on Facebook Live

31 Jul 2020 – 15 Jan 2021 | WSIF Facebook Live



Our 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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