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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


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


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.


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 event:

“Unfolding Individual Potential for the Future”

12 – 15 December 2019, Sekem, Egypt.


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Finding Home after the Flight

Milena Kowarik talks about her work with the Initiativforum für Gefluchtete CH & how this space of human…

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Joan Sleigh on Ethical Individualism : Transforming Self and Society

“…sensing another being, (that) I am not losing myself in the other, but I am inviting the other to…

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Gerald Häfner on Exploring Individual Responsibility in Global Challenges

“I think that is always our task— to try to work on ideas; and to bring the ideas…

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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

Rüttiweg 45, CH 4143-Dornach

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