SALEM International gemeinnützige GmbH is a German charitable company with limited liability. It describes itself as an international non-denominational Christian non-profit welfare organisation. Its guiding principles include human rights, vegetarian diet, and the promotion of a non-denominational Christian way of life. Its slogan is "Christian, nonprofit, charitable". 42
SALEM International was founded by "Gottfried Müller and a circle of friends" in 1957 in Germany.
In 1980, 200 children were living in the long-established villages in Germany. But Müller has said that "Salem is only the model"; he and other organizers have not been interested in increasing the number of the villages belonging to the organization, instead seeing them as models.
- SALEM International gemeinnützige GmbH, Lindenhof Salem, DE-95346 Stadtsteinach, Bavaria, Germany
- "About us". saleminternational.org. SALEM International gemeinnützige GmbH. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
- Michael Harris (April 1980). "The Salem Children's Village: A New Concept in Foster Care". New Age: 42 ff.
- "After SALEM established itself in Germany, Gottfried Müller decided to bring his ideas also to other countries." "SALEM worldwide". saleminternational.org. SALEM International gemeinnützige GmbH. Retrieved 28 August 2016.