2014 SCI campaign involving SCI members, partners and many volunteers around the globe
No More War street action, Germany (2011)
`After the First World War people united to work together and demonstrate peaceful cooperation – I got inspired by this idea when I heard about it for the first time. It’s amazing to me to cooperate with people from all around the world within this campaign, who are working for the promotion of peace by following the principles of non-violence! We may not stop all conflicts, but together we can make a clear statement against the ideology of war – and that’s why I’m part of this action. ` - Jenny Kuhn, member of the No More War-group.
The No More War group started its activities in 2010, a very special year for SCI as it was the ninetieth anniversary of the organisation. SCI was founded after the First World War with the aim to create space for reconciliation and peaceful co-operation after years of violent conflicts.
Nowadays there are still wars and conflicts in the world, trade of arms is growing and violent ways to solve conflict is often being justified. In SCI there has always been a radical opposition againts war and an objection to any form of violence. Working for peace is not only needed in the so-called `conflict areas`. Structural violence exists in all levels and in every country.
With the No More War campaign SCI wants to support international voluntary projects with a a clear statement against the ideology of war. The No More War group does not agree with a world, where the language of weapons is considered more important than open and non-violent communication. The No More War group does not agree with money being invested in the defence industry, instead of in sustainable development and tackling the root causes of conflict: poverty, hunger, discrimination and racism, exploitation of countries and resources, ...
The No More War campaign aims at creating a meeting space for people from differentof non-violence. The no-more war campaign works with different methods to fulfil its aims. The main ones are the organisation of No More War-workcamps, but there are also additional activities. For example the international campleader trainings for coordinator of No More War workcamps, a special blog and a No More War-toolkit.