[SCI] Call for tender: Visual Identity for Service Civil International

SCI is looking for a graphic designer, that would design our renewed logo as well as a 100 years special edition of it!

SCI will have existed for 100 years in 2020. As part of the celebrations and to take SCI into the future, SCI is releasing an open call for a new and refeshed logo, as well as a special 100 edition logo and some promotional templates.

Are you familiar with SCI’s values, goals and mission?
Would you like take part in designing the future SCI?

Find the call here, with all the details!

Please note, that we are asking for a very quick, rough sketch, as well as the filled table with your quote.
The deadline is 14 March 2018. The decision will be made at the latest on 19 March 2018.

Looking forward to receiving you sketches!

[Sci-announce] New online course peace messengers!

Dear all,

We are glad to announce a new SCI- Peace Messengers (PM) online course from 9th of March till 13th of April 2018. Would you like to learn for and about peace? Do you want to start facilitating sessions about peace yourself –offline at workcamps or online-? And to share thoughts about peace with like-minded people from different countries/background? In an informal way you learn the basics of being a peace-messenger during the course. The backbone of the course are weekly skype-meetings at Wednesday 8pm CET (five times, 14th of March till 11th of April) and assignments in between.
Please note that the course is free, but not without obligation, it takes average 4-5 hours time-investment a week, including the skype-meeting.

Below you can find a more detailed outline of the course.

This is a new opportunity for you to be involved! Fill in the following form and send it at the latest Tuesday 6th of March to

Country/SCI Branch:
Role in SCI (if relevant):
skype id:
(short) motivation:

Peace Messengers Network


Basically the course is split up in 5 blocks (5 weeks)

week 1:
introduction in peace
introduction with each other

week 2
exploring peace, more in depth:
a) quotes, pictures, songs etc
b) peace on different levels
c) the ‘perfect’ peace-maker: who is that?

week 3
SCI and peace
a) why is a (SCI-)workcamp related to peace
b) values of SCI

week 4
peace-messenger of SCI
a) how to set up a (peace) workshop, (for example at a workcamp)
b) roles and tasks of a peace-,messenger

week 5
a) topic, defined by participants of the course (for example conflict-management, climate justice, gender and peace etc.)
b) evaluation and follow-up

Each week there will be
1) a skype-chat meeting (eg not speaking, but typing) with 8-10 other participants
2) two assignments, an individual one and a pair-assignment, where you will work together on with another participant

Moreover there will be a virtual class-room, where you can discuss with the other participants about any topic related to peace (time-investment up to you).

Our vision is a world of peace, social justice and sustainable development, where all people live together with mutual respect and without recourse to any form of violence to solve conflicts.

Our mission is to promote peace and intercultural understanding to empower people to implement and promote pacifist values in their lives.
Peace Messengers are using the non formal education methodology for sessions on workcamps to connect the camps with SCI’s identity as a peace organisation.

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Mile High in Mongolia: a workcamp story

by Monica Kampfer

Attending a work camp near Ulaanbaatar gave Monica Kampfer a chance to help Mongolia’s orphans and experience the nomadic lifestyle.

After spending a day sightseeing in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s polluted and overcrowded capital, it was a relief to arrive at the camp. The campsite at Buhug was in a very remote and beautiful location, surrounded by green hills and blue sky.

The children gave us a warm welcome and the more outgoing ones wanted to talk to us straight away. They were from the government-run orphanage. During the summer the orphans stay in two summer camps. This one is a vegetable farm and houses 150 children aged from eight to 18. It grows food for the kids to eat in the winter.

Getting to know the sea turtle: a workcamp story from Mexico

By Jade Herriman

“For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings, they are other nations caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth” – Henry Beston

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