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Breaking Down Barriers 1945 -1975

30 years of voluntary service for peace with Service Civil International

Edited by Olivier Bertrand January 2008


Recently, in 2006, a few long-term SCI volunteers from three continents met again after, in some instances, as many as 45 years. They found that, despite very different origins and pathways, their SCI experience had had a decisive impact on their life and outlook, with many of the same values and ideals still enduring. That gathering formed the genesis of this book.

Taken together these stories represent a significant contribution to the history of SCI and, more generally, document the commitment, voluntary spirit and idealism of young people of that generation. They can provide useful food for thought to those who are volunteers today.


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