Services

In addition to our international volunteer services in the form of one-year services abroad and summer camps, Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste is active in other areas of social, historical and political education and encounter work. Here you can find further information on our various fields of work.

History(ies) in the migration society

History in the migration society is diverse and discourses on remembrance are expanded by the perspectives of people with immigration histories. The field of activity deals with the significance of National Socialist history, its continuities and consequences and takes a critical look at anti-Semitism and racism.

More on history(ies) in the migration society

Berlin neighbourhood mothers at the memorial to the Sinti and Roma of Europe murdered under National Socialism. Picture: ASF

Work against right-wing extremism

The “Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Kirche und Rechtsextremismus – aktiv für Demokratie und Menschenrechte” (BAG K+R) is an association of initiatives, organizations and working groups. Through its work, it aims to identify, constructively counter and overcome group-related misanthropy (GMF) within and outside the churches.

More about BAG K+R

A church community that positions itself against right-wing extremism and for openness to the world.

Dialog programs with trainees

Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste has been carrying out international projects with trainees from various companies since 2007. The programs last an average of two weeks and have so far taken place in Poland, Israel, the USA and the Netherlands.

More about the dialogue programmes with trainees

Trainees from NRW at a Shabbat meal in Israel. Picture: Ruth Berger

Meeting places and trips to memorial sites

The international meeting places offer overnight accommodation and educational opportunities for people from a wide range of backgrounds. ASF volunteers are happy to support you in planning and carrying out memorial site trips.

More about dialogue places and memorial tours

The ASF dialog place Beit Ben Jehuda in Jerusalem

AFS-Blog

Right Now: In Solidarity with the People of Israel

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Solidarity with Israel – against hatred of Israel and anti-Semitism

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Two weeks dedicated in summer – all over Europe

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Courage, desperation and solidarity in Odesa

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Lothar Kreyssig – a visionary realist

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“When I was in Birkenau, I thought about my grandma. I was sad and angry.”

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