Wednesday 31 May 2017

Moscow, Russia - Some bread, a hot tea, a blanket, ... the theater!

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
An invitation to theater for some homeless friends living in Russian capital city. Friendship does not forget bread or blankets, nor any opportunity to share art and culture .... 

Monday 29 May 2017

San Salvador, El Salvador - Ecumenical prayer for the anniversary of Msgr. Romero's beatification

The Community of Sant'Egidio and prayer.
Representatives of all Christian denominations participated in the prayer organized by Sant'Egidio for the second anniversary of the beatification of Oscar Arnulfo Romero, archbishop of Salvadoran capital city and martyr. 

Friday 26 May 2017

Berlin, Germany: "What can we do in order to set up an encounter of civilizations?"

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Hundreds of young people have participated in the meeting organized by Jugend für den Frieden (Youth for Peace) in the German capital city. They have listened to the testimony of Muhammad, a Syrian refugee. A terrible story. 

Someone has asked, "What can we do, as youth, in order to build an encounter of civilizations, a society based on living together?"

Thursday 25 May 2017

Islamabad, Pakistan - Refugee mothers: their strength, their dream ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
A special Mother's Day, celebrated by offering a lunch to Afghani refugees women living in Pakistani capital city and to their children. 

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Moshi, Tanzania - A friendship beyond the bars ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Tanzanian communities' proximity to the prisons world grows. 

After Morogoro and Dodoma, in the past months, a service has been started at Moshi Central Prison too. Where an inmate said, "We have seen the true religion, the one of the Holy Scriptures, the one that visits even prisoners".

Monday 22 May 2017

Padua, Italy - A child prayer against violence and marginalization

The Community of Sant'Egidio and prayer.
Padua's Schools of Peace children reminded Angelica, Elizabeth and Francesca, the three young gypsy girls who died in their camper's burning in Rome a few days ago. 

Friday 19 May 2017

Barcelona, Spain - If you want peace, set up integration ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Along with "new Catalans", "new Spanish ones", "new Europeans" .... Photo opportunity with people who act as bridges, in a society that doesn't want to lock up at home, that looks to future with confidence. 

Thursday 18 May 2017

Antwerp, Belgium - "Amici (Friends)", the cafe bar that makes inclusion come true ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Time is running out: at the end of the month inauguration of ''Amici (Friends), coffee & books'', a Sant'Egidio's cafe bar that will be run by handicapped people. 

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Bujumbura, Burundi - Invited to a lunch "chez Sant'Egidio" ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
In Sant'Egidio's headquarter plot the harvest gave a great quantity of vegetables. It has been used for a beautiful meal with Bujumbura street children and teenagers. 

Monday 15 May 2017

Parma, Italy - Keeping alive a hope of peace ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and prayer.
The gesture of a child who believes in peace: hope is starting afresh, a light illuminates so many dark and difficult corners of the world. 

Friday 12 May 2017

Antwerp, Belgium - Marching for peace, a people together ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
In Merksem, a district of Anwerp metropolitan city, a joyful march, "Together in peace", gathered a little crowd of people. 

At the end of the scheduled path, in the square, before releasing hundreds of balloons, several testimonies were given on a year of peace and solidarity experienced with Sant'Egidio.

Thursday 11 May 2017

Kiev, Ukraine - Victory, memory of the past, friendship for the future ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
In visit to an elderly hospice on Victory Day, the day celebrating the defeat of Nazi aggression and the end of World War II. To say to the elders that we owe a debt to them, to thank them for what they have transmitted to the new generations, to make a friendship deal for the time to come.

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Lima, Peru - Youngest and oldest, a selfie, a new friendship ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
A selfie, in order to celebrate the friendship between present and future, young people and the elderly, in the institutions of Rimac, San Juan de Miraflores, Breña. Every Saturday and Sunday there is something new to remember about .... 

Monday 8 May 2017

Tirana, Albania - Prayer is close to those who are sick ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Once a month, memory of the ones who are sick, invocation for their healing. 

Friday 5 May 2017

Trieste, Italy - Humanitarian corridors: welcoming those fleeing a war ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
In Trieste, a border town, a crossroad of civilizations, the local community welcomes a family of refugees from Syria. 

A humanitarian corridor led them safe and sound on the shores of the Adriatic sea.

Thursday 4 May 2017

Mtendeli, Tanzania - The joy of Resurrection in a refugee camp ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Immediately after Easter, a congress gathered together the small reality of Sant'Egidio in the refugee camp of Mtendeli. That community was born after delivery of food aid, etc., by Tanzanian communities. 

For those refugees, mostly Burundians, to look at the Resurrection meant and means to keep hoping for a better future, for them and for their own country: any heavy stone can be removed.