BUXUS STIFTUNG nonprofit GmbH
The aim of the nonprofit BUXUS STIFTUNG GmbH is to promote research, scholarship and education. The foundation investigates and promotes the conditions necessary for social coexistence based on independence and moral courage. Its goal is a conscious understanding of history, humanity and contemporary life.
History not only seeks to portray the past and the great diversity of human potential. History-writing also entails making both minor and major decisions – in the past, in the present and in the future. Do I look life in the face or do I turn away? Do I swim with the tide or do I make my own decisions?
The hardy, long-living box tree – BUXUS sempervirens – stands for the importance of sustainability and the focus on resources as the basis of a more just and humane society. Its constant growth has fascinated people of all cultures. Its delicate branches with their evergreen leaves continue to grow even when they are clipped into a variety of shapes. The box tree’s durability and resistance are impressive.
But even a box tree will wither when it is not watered. If its natural environment is destroyed, it requires our help. Nature and human beings depend on each other – that’s our fate. The BUXUS STIFTUNG translates this principle from the natural world into a rubric for exemplary human lives in the twentieth and twenty-first century.
Preserving, discovering, discussing
The BUXUS STIFTUNG GmbH supports projects that preserve and recount stories of resistance and the struggle to survive and live a dignified life across the world. These projects not only take up the fight against the impunity of the perpetrators and human rights violations, but also support the victims and survivors in their commitment to resistance and moral courage.
The BUXUS STIFTUNG is currently setting up an FMB COLLEGE, named after the jurist Fritz M. Bauer. Its two main goals are to promote an intellectual exchange and ties between members of civil society, human rights lawyers and political actors.