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Service Civil International (SCI) is one of the world's largest international volunteering organisations dedicated to promoting a culture of peace through the organisation and coordination of voluntary projects all over the world. SCI has been organising international voluntary projects since 1920.

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The historical archives of SCI in the Bibliothèque de la Ville La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland) provides an extensive documentation on international volunteering for peace.


Posted by Heinz Gabathluer on Apr 2, 2021

Esnes 1920

The sixth and last report on behalf of the “International Service Group” dates April 15th, 1921, and has been signed by Pierre Ceresole.

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Posted by Heinz Gabathluer on Feb 26, 2021

Esnes 1920

Hubert Parris, one of the leaders of the project alongside with Pierre Ceresole, wrote the fifth report on March 13th.



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Posted by P. Rodriguez on Feb 18, 2021

ruth-von-wildRuth von Wild (1912-1983) whose journey through Catalonia and later through France, to protect refugee children, left a photo album with pictures from that time.

An exhibition at the Memorial Democrátic in Barcelona shows pictures from this album and tells the story behind it.



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Posted by Heinz Gabathluer on Jan 29, 2021

Esnes 1920The fourth regular report, signed by Hubert Parris and directed to the “Movement towards a Christian International”, dated January 20, 1921, lists the participants present in Esnes at that moment.

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Posted by Philipp Rodriguez on Jan 22, 2021

CH-SCI 4.1 Wikipedia for Peace: Writing about SCI History (Online Workcamp) - SCI International Voluntary ProjeceBesides archiving historical documents and files, it is important to write about them and to make them known. The Swiss branch of Service Civil International (SCI Switzerland) organizes a workcamp in cooperation with Wikimedia which is part of the Wikipedia for Peace project.

Volunteers are invited to do research with various material from SCI Archives to write new articles and improve existing ones for Wikipedia

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