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A Worldwide Social Art Program from stART International

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Enlivening Social Life: Solidarity in the Time of COVID-19  A Call for Participation from our partner organization stART International on a homeopathic way of dealing with the pandemic through “Challenging Times”. (Deutsch weiter unten) Text &…

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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: WSIF 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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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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Reflections on 2018 by Joan Sleigh, WSIF Project Leader

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Annual Report: Joan Sleigh [ZA] | Photo: The Social Initiative Forum [CH] Social Initiative Forum Goetheanum Worldwide Reflections on 2018   Dear Advisory Board, Dear Friends and Supporters, The Social Initiative Forum (SIF) Team at…

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Vanusa Coutinho from Monte Azul Community Association reviews “Knowing Self Through Others”

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Text: Vanusa Coutinho [BR] | Photo: Vanusa Coutinho [BR] Vanusa Coutinho grew up in the favela of Monte Azul, where she met Ute Cramer and some of her co-workers as a child. Years later, she…

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The Social Initiative and the Sphere of Rights; the Rule of Law in contemporary states- A paper by Christopher J. Charles

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Text: Andrea dela Cruz [ES] | Article: Christopher Charles [AU] | Photo: Christopher Charles [AU] Christopher Charles is a 63-year old legal practitioner who has worked for the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement – a government…

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