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schwelle Foundation - Contributions to Peace

A project from Stiftung die schwelle
in Bremen, Germany

The schwelle Foundation and its partners strive for peace, justice and integrity of creation. Every two years we award the Bremen Peace Price: "crossing thresholds - breaking vicious circles" for honouring peace work at grassroots level.

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The schwelle Foundation and its partners strive for peace, justice and integrity of creation. We initiate and support projects that create and shape society and societal change through non-violent means. The work of our projects and project partners support and campaign for social justice, compliance and implementation  of human rights as well as environmental sustainability. Overall, the foundation‘s work aims to inspire other projects to show support for a social change towards greater justice.
Peace does not come over-night. In order to build trust, strengthen democracy, support justice and overcome hate a lot of time and many small steps are necessary. The schwelle Foundation along with its partners starts there. 
We are not only where the public eye rushes to a new conflict, but are still more than 20 years after the war in Bosnia and Croatia, because it is incredibly important to support them in peace and reconciliation work. We are working in Tanzania and Cameroon with our partners because social injustice heighten violence and strife. We know that only nonviolence in Israel and Palestine will bring us closer to living together peacefully and are aware that we must promote justice and nonviolence in Germany.  
For this we need the possibility to support our partners in the long term – to work with them, accompany them and support them.
To strengthen peace organisations worldwide we award every two years the International Bremen Peace Prize. With this award we honor people and organizations that lead with a good example in their work for Peace, Justice and the Integrity of Creation.