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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 & Mision

Anthroposophical

View of the multidimensional nature of the human being and a spiritual grounding on social work.

Transformative

Learning from the needs and challenges of the current global situation, where we work in places we are invited to and share a process in which we shape a program together.

Collaborative

Enhance a growing sense of Self for healthy social integration through a strong culture of sharing holistic ways of working in the social field that will impact both the Self and Society.

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

Articles

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Living In Between Spaces : The First WSIF Webinar Series

Text: Nicole Asis [PH] | Forum Design: Juan Bottero [AR] The first WSIF Webinar Series | Layout by…

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The Pandemic of Fear and the Medicine of Love

The Pandemic of Fear Text: Benjamin Cherry | Photo: 烧不酥在上海 老的 @geraltyichen The real pandemic today is fear.…

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Japan: Do Epidemics have a Common Message to Convey

Text: Daisuke Onuki [JP] | Photo: Max Anderson [@thepicnictree] As of June 25, a total of 18,110 cases and…

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Communities

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.”

Where we are

Goetheanum
Rüttiweg 45, CH 4143-Dornach

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