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Service Civil International

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 H. Gabathuler on Sep 13, 2023

Poster exposition album ruth von wild elne-2023

Ruth von Wild was a Swiss volunteer who had worked in SCI's humanitarian aid projects during and after the Spanish War - both in Catalonia and in neighbouring France. The Municipality of Elne, in the South of France, is now showing a small exhibition which had been prepared by the Catalan historian and SCI activist Maria Ojuel.


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Posted by Heinz Gabathuler on Aug 24, 2022

In August, a "Wikipedia for Peace" workcamp has taken place on Mont-Soleil in Switzerland. The participants from seven countries have been editing articles to Wikipedia about journalists and organisation advocating for freedom of speech.

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Posted by Claudia Strambini, Heinz Gabathuler on Jan 18, 2022

On behalf of SCI India I am sending you very sad news. Our friend and activist Chandru Raghavan passed away last night 17 January 2022, at his home in Bangalore.



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Posted by Philipp Rodriguez on Dec 23, 2021

sci-virtual-museumIn the frame of of the 100th anniversary of SCI, SCI Archives made the selection of objects and wrote the corresponding texts for Virtual Museum – an online gallery in which physical objects, mainly from the Archives, are displayed.

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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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