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Brick by Brick for a 3Fold Hub (US)

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Support our friends from Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost and 3fold Cultural Hub finish this community cultural center in Chicago that hosts art classes, singing circles, and art installations. Their future plan is to bring in the…

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Nurturing Soil and Water in Rishing (Nepal)

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Holy Green Agro Farm founder Mahendra Kumar Shrestha shares how organic and biodynamic agriculture heal their community’s water and soil, while empowering the indigenous people of Rishing. (NA) Article and Photos by Mahendra Kumar Shrestha (Holy Green…

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Joan Sleigh: COVID-19 poses Three Questions

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In an interview with Goetheanum News, Social Initiative Forum Project Leader Joan Sleigh highlights three questions emerging out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Video: Goetheanum News | Published on 25 May 2020 “There is a shift and…

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ÆTHER features the Social Initiative Forum and its International Network

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ÆTHER contributor and iconographer Sofia Lismont [CH] writes about the Social Initiative Forum, highlighting its worldwide network of grassroots initiatives and Forums that open spaces for individual unfolding, social encounters, and co-learning. (Full article in French. Some…

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From Anthroposophy Worldwide: In Life

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Switzerland – Project Leader Joan Sleigh and coworkers Nicole Asis, Juan Bottero, and Milena Kowarik of the Social Initiative Forum engage in upholding human dignity and supporting individual development in addressing the social challenges of…

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Presence, Participation & Purpose: An Interview with Joan Sleigh

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The Social Initiative Forum project leader & General Anthroposophical Society Executive Board Member Joan Sleigh talks about the organization’s vision, work, & relevance in our time. Interview by Nicole Asis [PH] | Photos: Samuel Leon…

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Steadfast in the Changes : SIF Ethical Individualism 2019 in Review

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Last October 18-20, 2019, youth volunteers from Freunde’s Freiwilligendienste program gathered at the Goetheanum for SIF Ethical Individualism 2019. Now in its 2nd year, the 3-day Forum was one of the Engagementkollegs or after-service seminars offered…

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Creating Spaces for Individual Unfolding: SIF Egypt 2019 in Review

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“How can human development change our perspective of the world & what we do with it that can help shape a healthy, livable future?” – SEKEM CEO Helmy Abouleish, SIF Egypt 2019. Attended by 250…

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From Empathy to a Just & Fraternal Society: WSIF Japan 2018 in Review

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Forum organizer & SIF Board Member Daisuke Onuki gives us an overview of WSIF Japan 2018: Knowing Self through Others  & its central theme “Empathy”, presenting the encounters, questions & new initiatives arising out of…

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I-Unfolding in co-creating a Humane World

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The Social Initiative Forum held 2 Forums in 2019 on Ethical Individualism & Self-Development as powerful first steps toward Social Transformation. “A healthy social life is found only when, in the mirror of each soul,…

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