No More War
No More War, Italy (May 2015)
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.
Aims of 'No More War'
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 and exploitation of countries and resources.
No More War works with different methods to fulfil its aims. In 2012 the group organized one of their biggest projects, a Peace Caravan, and throughout the years they have organized seminars and trainings. Recent seminars invlude ‘Picture Perfect?’ about gender and peace and ‘Peace make it, don’t break it’, aimed at setting up new peace-projects. Besides that the team stimulates branches to organize No More War camps, and has a special blog dedicated to the campaign and a No More War-toolkit.
Check out the the latest No More War Camps for summer 2016.