The Federation for Social Defence


Workshop: Racism in the Peace Movement - there is none! Or? Reflections on Racism and anti-racist Approaches. Saturday, 8th October 2016, Minden.

The programme is only available in German.  


The Federation for Social Defence was founded in 1989 by a number of organisations including Pax Christi, DFG-VK, German FOR and Living Without Armament, involving personalities of the peace movement like Petra K. Kelly, Prof. Dr. Theodor Ebert and Roland Vogt. . A milestone in the development of the BSV was the Balkan Peace Team (1994-2001), the establishment of the Civil Peace Service in 2001 and the nonviolence training campaign "Paths Out of Violence”.Currently the BSV inter alia supports partners in Belarus and is running a campaign on Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping (UCP).