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.
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 Philipp Rodriguez on Nov 16, 2006
Today I came along to files from SCI contacts in Sudan in the early 90s. While I was ordering the documents by date, a paper titled with SCI Africa Constitution got my attention. Usually there are documents about volunteer exchange and projects in files from African countries. But this file is about the beginning of an SCI group. Actually it was not a successful attempt.
Posted by Philipp Rodriguez on Sep 9, 2006
I remember, that I was several times asked if French is or was an official language of our movement. Maybe this due the fact, that 20 years ago the minutes of international meetings usualy were translated to French.
Posted by Philipp Rodriguez on Jun 23, 2006
These days Peter and are working in the Archives. On the 'to do'' list there are many small files here and there. Among them is a tiny publication, 3 x 5 cm, from 1951 with "Pierre Ceresole speaks" as its title. Marius from the Netherlands brought it to me some weeks ago. On a few pages it lists quotes from the founder of SCI. I think it is worth to citing and commenting here these quotes on voluntary service for peace, all of which refer to SCI of course.
Posted by Philipp Rodriguez on Aug 31, 2005
50 years ago started the frist SCI workcamp in Warsaw in cooperation with World Federation of Democratic Youth*. In SCI publication this workcamp is often considered as "the beginning" of the East West exchange in our organisation.
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