Militarization is on the rise and creates the base for current and future wars. But there is hope in the form of anti-war activists and movements around the world.
We have two camps around the topics of peacebuilding and antimilitarism that you can join in following months:
Wikipedia for Peace. An online Camp with sessions in May and June 2023.
The “No War Anywhere!” online workcamp is calling all volunteers to join us in editing and translating Wikipedia articles related to antimilitarism and anti-war activists.
Don’t worry if you’re new to Wikipedia – you don’t need prior knowledge to join us.
Our aim is to edit Wikipedia and provide more pieces of information and facts about different situations across the world.
Let’s promote peace!
An online camp…?
An experiment, also after the pandemic. We have organised online Wikipedia camps during the COVID-19 pandemic and we really liked them. While we acknowledge that video calls are not the same as meeting in real life, we also think it’s quite special and amazing to be able to do peace activism from your own home. Having this project online means that many more people from across the world have access to it. And for this camp, you don’t need to fly across the planet and leave behind a big carbon footprint that causes climate change.
This is not a typical video conference and not university! We set this camp up to be a lot of fun, with a diverse range of methods and without formalities. During this project, we want to create an atmosphere of peace, belonging and safety within our very international group.
You can find more Information and How to apply here.
Glebe House, Ireland, 29 May – 8 June 2023.
Glebe House is a residential and Day activity centre, owned by Harmony Community Trust, near Strangford in Northern Ireland. It was partly set up in 1975 by Irish and British members of Service Civil International. Since 1975 Harmony Community Trust has been practically and tenaciously working for a fair, inclusive society that respects and cherishes each person’s humanity, dignity, aspirations, ideas and needs. One where each person can determine and re-create their own identity, rather than conform to sectarian, national, ethnic or social stereotypes, myths or stigmas. Glebe House has held annual SCI International Workcamps since 1975.
The volunteers will be tidying and cleaning up the centre, helping to set up and run stalls and prepare activities for the Glebe House Annual Open Day; they will then help to clean up and put things away. There will also be some work on the Community Garden. Local volunteers will assist with all the activities. It is planned to hold informal sessions during the Workcamp on the following topics: The History and aims of Harmony Community Trust and Glebe House, a potted history of Ireland, The Northern Ireland peace process, and Northern Ireland’s future. There will also be opportunities for volunteers to discuss other issues of relevance to themselves.
You can find more Infromation and how to apply here.