Wednesday 30 September 2015

Kiev, Ukraine - Memory, prayer, for old and new wars ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio in Kiev remembered the terrible massacre of Babij Yar (September 1941), when the Einsatzgruppen following the German troops that penetrated into the Soviet Union killed tens of thousands of Jews. 

The memory of what happened during World War II associated the prayer for the clashes that continue to claim victims in Eastern Ukraine.

Tuesday 29 September 2015

San Salvador, El Salvador - Memory of William Quijano

Yesterday, September 28th, fell the anniversary of the killing of William Quijano, a member of the Community of Sant'Egidio in San Salvador, who was spending daily his life to subtract teenagers and young people to the charm of the violent maras, gangs that cause bloodshed in El Salvador. 

The Sant'Egidio communities in Latin America, in Rome, throughout all the world, remembered him in their prayers.

Monday 28 September 2015

Brussels, Belgium - Sant'Egidio with civil society to say "Welcome refugees!"

In the early afternoon of Sunday, September 27th, also Sant'Egidio communities of Belgium joined the national demonstration organized by various associations to say "Yes!" to the welcoming of those who are fleeing war, a festive march of about 15,000 people that snaked through the streets of central Brussels. 

Friday 25 September 2015

Padua, Italy - Feast with Muslim refugees for 'Aid al-Adha

Sant'Egidio is close to the needy among Muslims on the day of 'Aid al-Adha, when the month of pilgrimage to Mecca begins. 

Here in the picture the feast of Padua.

Thursday 24 September 2015

Nakuru and Bukavu, Dem. Rep. of Congo and Kenya - Peace is always possible!

Even in a continent of many conflicts, like Africa, peace is always possible! 

The communities of Sant'Egidio in various African countries, Benin, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, etc., have shared the invocation of peace that men and women of different religions raised to heaven on September 8th in Tirana. 

In the pictures the events that took place in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, and

Nakuru, Kenya.

Wednesday 23 September 2015

Genoa, Italy - #Changeyourcity with solidarity ...

The movement "Youth for Peace", an expression of the Community of Sant'Egidio, has launched a campaign, changeyourcity!

In order to give witness to the power of solidarity in the many places where change is needed.
Because the world changes with gestures of encounter and friendship.

Pictured here young and elderly together in Genoa, for a new solidarity among generations.