Friday, 15 November 2019

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Mexico City, Mexico - A sandwich, a meeting opportunity ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Ready to leave for the delivering of an itinerant dinner to those who live on the street, in the folds of an infinite city .... 

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Trieste, Italy - A key to integration ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Delivering of diplomas at the School of Italian Language and Culture. Something more than just a paper .... 

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Friendship conquers loneliness in the big city ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
lanús: an area of the big city, Buenos Aires. Here children and teenagers build bridges of friendship with the elderly. They visit two retirement homes, have made friends with many of the guests, share gossip and celebrations. 

Children, young people, the elderly, all make room for a new culture, according to which none is so small and worthless that can't change the world.

Friday, 8 November 2019

Leuven, Belgium - An afternoon that smells of meeting ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
An afternoon different from the usual ones, a beautiful and engaging time, passed by the students of the Institute of the Sacred Heart together with the elders of the Annunziata nursing home. 

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Antwerp, Belgium - History of a friendship ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
At the University of Antwerp - organized by Sant'Egidio - an involving and inspiring testimony: the protagonists of the documentary movie "The Imam and the Pastor", James Wuye and Mohammad Ashafa, speak about the friendship born between two Nigerian religious leaders who had considered themselves "against" each other for years, and yet discovered how it is possible to live together and cooperate for peace and growth in a country. 

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Moscow, Russia - Poetry has no age, no limitations ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Reading Puskin in an institution for the elderly and other people with difficulties: a way to experience youth and lightness of heart. 

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Catania, Italy - Making friends with Dante's language ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Studying for a fruitful integration. 

With the cards of "L'italiano per amico" (Italian as a friend), book published by Sant'Egidio and adopted in our Italian Language and Culture Schools. It teaches how to speak and communicate with examples and issues taken from everyday life.

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Bujumbura, Burundi - Their health is important to us, as if we were their children ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Delivery of medical kits to the nursing house of Sainte-Elisabeth, where about 60 sick elderly people live, because without relatives who can take care of them. 

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Würzburg, Germany - The strength of solidarity, the weakness of every wall ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
A feast, an opportunity to meet together, among young people and children, youngsters and elderly, youth and migrants, teenagers and people who pass by. 

An opportunity to shout that barriers pass over and solidarity remains, almost 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Rome, Italy - A paradise's kitchen ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
"The friends'" (disabled people movement, linked to Sant'Egidio) cooking workshop has just started over again. And today it's up to prepare "gnocchi" pasta! 

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Novara, Italy - All united for a hug to the elderly ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
A "Grandparents' Day" in the square, whith the participation of a whole neighborhood: from the pupils of the school 'Bellini' to the "new Italians", from the shopkeepers of the area to the simple passers-by, everyone ideally embraced the older generation. 

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Abuja, Nigeria - There is no distance that cannot be overcome ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Visiting the camp for displaced people from within the country, near the city. Commodities, games with the little ones and a word of consolation and hope for everyone. 

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Antwerp, Belgium - Forgiveness, the right way ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Amazing testimony of Suzana Norlihan to the students of Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe college about forgiveness. 
In 2002 her brother was sentenced to death. Till today she fights for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty. 

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Rome, Italy - Silence, a masterpiece is being born ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Work in progress at the Art Workshop of "the Friends" in Trastevere area .... 

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Rome, Italy - This evening there will be less indifference on the street ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Tuscolano area: sandwiches are prepared to be distributed in the streets of the neighborhood to those who have "no place to lay [their] head". 

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Paris, France - A story of friendship between generations ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
The Youth for Peace were invited to the Forum of the Associations held at the Saint-Michel de Picpus High School in order to talk about their experience, in particular about the service they provide to the elderly who live in institutions and to the homeless. 

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Antwerp, Belgium - Friends of the poorest, it is possible ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
A beautiful "friendship dinner" with the students of the "Sint-Ludgardis" and "Sint-Norbert" schools and the homeless who are regular guests at the "Kamiano" soup kitchen. 

Discomfort and misunderstanding are overcome at the same table. You get closer and the door are open for a personal relationship.

Friday, 4 October 2019

Bologna, Italy - Old age, periphery of life, back at the center ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
P., one of the elderly people living in Bolognina area who has been visiting for long time, turned 93! She was celebrated with a dinner of traditional dishes and new cooking experiences: "Thank you! Thank you!", she said. "With you I am no longer alone. And I thank God for having known you!". 

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Lagos, Nigeria - A treasure to be rediscovered ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
A celebration with older friends for the International Day of the Elderly. Because they are and will be the treasure of our societies. 

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Antwerp, Belgium - Say it with a rose ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
The Youth for Peace went with roses on a surprise visit to their eldery friends for the UN International Day for Older Persons. 

Y. (96) sent the youth home with this message: “Keep on doing what you are doing. It is beautiful and courageous". 

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

San Salvador, El Salvador - This afternoon will not be like the others ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Refreshments are preparing for the poor living at the Santa Tecla dormitory. There is a party waiting for them .... 

Friday, 27 September 2019

Moscow, Russia - The poor's sense of art ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Homeless people do not mean people without a past, or a hobby, or without an artistic sense.
Hence the idea of helping those who live on the street not only with material support, with concrete assistance, but also by providing to them an art studio inside the welcoming center opened by the Community for homeless friends. 

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Kaumphawi, Malawi - Implementing BRAVO! program in the villages ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Birth registration in a small African village. 

In a world that speaks so much about identity, the point is to guarantee it for everyone ...

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Antwerp, Belgium - Who forgets the past is doomed to repeat it

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Commemoration in Antwerp the victims of the Shoah, together with cardinal Jozef De Kesel, chief rabbi of Brussels, Albert Guigui, and lots of youngsters. 

Friday, 20 September 2019

Kiev, Ukraine - "Now I know where to go ..."

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Even in Kiev has been prepared and spread among the homeless the useful guide for those without a home looking for a dormitory, those who have no food and look for a soup kitchen, those who can't wash themselves and look for a hot shower. 

Friday, 13 September 2019

Beira, Mozambique - The joy of a city that lives afresh ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
A great party in a city that wants to live afresh! Three new houses has been inaugurated and delivered to elderly people who had lost home due to the terrible passage of Cyclone Idai. 

Cries with joy, thanksgiving songs, a lot of emotion, among those who were at the ceremony. As well the commitment to continue on this path, completing the other houses under construction.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

San Salvador, El Salvador - Getting out of the institutions, together ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
A day out with the elders from the Hogars San Vicente de Paul, Reina de La Paz, Nuestra Senora de la Paz, and from the Dormitorio Público de Santa Tecla. A day of friendship and solidarity. 

Monday, 9 September 2019

Conakry, Republic of Guinea - In compassion, the solution ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Pope Francis has recently visited the DREAM center in Zimpeto, in Maputo, Mozambique. 

He said on that occasion: "All those who come here, with despair and anguish, are like the man lying on the side of the road. Those of you here have refused to walk by or continue on your way like others (the Levite and the priest). This Centre shows us that there are always people ready to stop and feel compassion, who do not yield to the temptation to say 'There is nothing to be done' or 'It’s impossible to fight this scourge'. Instead, you have set about finding solutions. 
It is the same commitment that is lived in all DREAM centers in Africa.

Friday, 6 September 2019

Madrid, Spain - Dreaming of "a peace with no borders" ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Working for preparation and information looking forward the next interfaith meeting according to the "spirit of Assisi". Starting in the Spanish capital city on Sunday 15 September ....