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Elderberries 3fold Café: Art, Otherness & Activism in a Shared Brew

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Text: Frank Agrama & Dottie Zold [US] | Photos: Elderberries 3fold Café [US] | Edited: Nicole Asis [PH] Elderberries 3fold Café is a social justice café built & enlivened by community activists at the heart…

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Finding Home after the Flight

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Text: Nicole Asis [PH] | Photos: Initiativforum für Geflüchtete [CH] & Milena Kowarik [CH] Milena Kowarik talks about her work at the Initiativforum für Gefluchtete [CH] & how this space of human encounters helps the refugees…

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Economy of Love: The SEKEM Way

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Text: Nicole Asis [PH] | Interview: Juan Bottero [AR] | Photos: SEKEM [EG] Last January 2018, SIF Coordinator Juan Bottero interviewed SEKEM Chief Relations Officer Thomas Abouleish on how SEKEM changed the cultural landscape of…

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Inclusive Education for Young Refugees: SEKEM-Austria International Class in Freie Waldorfschule Graz

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Text: Milena Kowarik [AT] | Photos: SEKEM-Austria International Class Refugees often have to wait months (or even years) in uncertainty until their refugee status has been clarified by the government. Besides them not being allowed…

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News from the Nyendo Lernen Team: A digital local currency in the slums

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Text: Andrea dela Cruz [ES] | Photo: Nyendo Lernen [KE] The slums of Nairobi, where our partner schools are located, are at first glance not an obvious place to establish a new high-tech system. Nevertheless,…

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Vulingoma AMANDLA 2018 European Tour

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Text: Andrea dela Cruz [ES] | Media: Vulamasango [ZA] Vulingoma is Vulamasango‘s children choir. Every two years, the orphanage’s children travel from South Africa to Europe to raise awareness of Vulamasango’s work and to fundraise…

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Knowing Self Through Others: Empathy – A Path towards a Just and Fraternal Society

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Text: Andrea dela Cruz [ES] | Photos: The Social Initiative Forum [CH] At Easter, more than 300 people gathered at the 2018 Social Initiative Forum in Japan to attend a 5 day long event exploring…

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Youth, Diversity and Inclusion the UNESCO Associated Schools Network Annual Report

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Report: Daisuke Onuki [JP] & Team | Photo: Tokai University [JP] The UNESCO Youth Seminar brings young people and teachers together to find new ways of integrating differences to create more tolerant and compassionate societies.…

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Report of the Iberoamericano Waldorf Congress in Ribeirao Preto Brasil

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Text: Andrea dela Cruz [ES] During the XI Iberoamerican Waldorf Congress in Riberao Preto/Brazil 5oo teachers from Latin America including   many Latin-American social initiatives were present. Thankls to the initiative of Monteazul Association accounted for…

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