“SIF is an initiative by people who recognise a need for a holistic approach and perspective. We provide a platform for individuals and organisations to come together, especially those who are working to end poverty, injustice and inequality and creating sustainable communities.”

Social Initiative Forum

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 Forum events 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, to name a few.

The network members are grassroots initiatives working in places and communities where results of globalisation have had devastating effects on local populations. Their aim is to create the right conditions for human beings to take up a dignified life. The task of the SIF team is to develop and grow this network, and to advocate the great work being done by its members.

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