Here some training manuals that are spread within SCI, so you never run out of topics or methods to talk about peace and nonviolence :D
Conflict Resolution - Best Practice SCI
Conflict Resolution Pack 1
Conflict Resolution Pack 2
Conflict Resolution Pack 3
While waiting for more reports to come [singlepic id=63 w=320 h=240 float=right](you guys are writing some, right? :) ), here some more pictures from the No-More-War workcamp in Wustrow which is going great as I was able to hear yesterday night [thanks for singing :D ].
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Heartfelt thanks to Svit, a long time volunteer for SCI Sri Lanka, for writing a report about a no-more-war workcamp in Jaffna in the most Northern part of Sri Lanka.
Here his very interesting report on the workcamp and an introduction to the war that has been going on for about 30 years and the current situation:
"The city of Jaffna lies in the very north of Sri Lanka on the Jaffna peninsula. The difference between this part of the country and rest of Sri Lanka is visible on first sight. Jungles and hills are replaced by a labyrinth of banana plantations and long roadside villages, even the heat is different.
But Jaffna is very different from other Sri Lanka because of a more profound reason. It is a center of a Tamil speaking minority and has been a battleground between Liberation tigers of Tamil Eelam (Tamil tigers) and Sri Lankan army for almost 3 decades.
The roots of the Sinhala [the majority of Sri Lankan people belongs to the ethnic group called Sinhalese] - Tamil war go way back to Sri Lanka’s independence in the late forties. The differences between two nations led to a brutal civil war between terrorist group and army units in which both sides competed for which side could perpetrate more terrible atrocities.
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Yay, finally an update. Had to recover from a cold (still not completely over it...) and my computer had to recover from hard drive failure BUT finally here are
pictures from a no-more-war workcamp in Germany which is right now taking place in the wonderful town called Wustrow, where volunteers from Azerbaijan, Russia, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Germany, Japan and other countries (please tell me which others... my brain is still not fully functional :) ) are helping restaurating the house of a local peace organization there. Additionally they are working on fixing bikes for the other groups to easily explore the beautiful nature around and doing trips to other towns in the area :)
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If you were searching for something how to show your love for SCI visibly, well here is a pic I made last year - free to use for all SCI advertisement purposes :)
If you need even higher resolutions, drop me an email.
P.S.: As always, if you have cool pics you think should be shared here as well, send them!
here a very good interactive presentation of
Service Civil International, focusing on its history directly after the first World War with its first workcamp in Esnes. If you give the parts that can be read out from the workcamp to different participants, it is as interactive and interesting as can get! It was created by Paolo Maddonni from SCI Italy and is a marvelous piece that definitely deserves being spread around within SCI.
He created it last year and used the original letters from back then, which actually are availlable in the international archive of Service Civil International
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we just received word, that there is going to be another no-more-war workcamp in Italy in Vicenza (a nice city right in the middle between Verona and Venezia :D ) from August 26th till September 15th
You are heartily invited to join the no-more-war effort of SCI and this camp is a perfect opportunity for doing so!
The US, supported by local government and opposed by the local community want to create a military base in close proximity to the city center which would occupy one of the last green areas in the city. Additionally under that area, an important water supply for the city is situated, which would be threatened.
By participating you can learn & develop nonviolent action skills and support the summer festival of the local community against the construction of the military base.
You can find more informations in the workcamp-database:
Finally, if you need a video to get convinced to join this anti-war effort, here is one (in Italian, but you get a feeling for the community) :D
As of the time of writing, two months have
passed since this blog was created :) And 772
times people watched its content and there is more to come :D - just to let you know, some reports of no-more-war workcamps are being written right now and hopefully at the beginning of next week the first one will be online, so there will be some diversion from the usual informational posts I write for you :)
If you also visited a no-more-war workcamp and would like to send pictures for us to show them, I would be more than happy to receive them. If you want to write a short report, give people an idea what you were working on, have nice stories of how you helped towards a nonviolent world - feel free to mail all of this to me: firstname.lastname@example.org