Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Dakar, Senegal - A new hope, to resume the road ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the ouskirts.
A day of friendship, as older brothers, with the young inmates of Fort B juvenile prison. In order to restore hope, overcome loneliness and resignation. 

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Dubreka, Republic of Guinea - "May God bless you!"

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
"May God bless you!", the words on the lips of so many detainees in the Dubreka prison, not far from Conakry, the capital city of Guinea. 

Together with the words, lot of smiles and applause, welcoming the Guinean and European members of Sant'Egidio who visited the penitentiary and distributed cassava, sugar, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste for all the inmates.






Monday, 8 July 2019

Manila, Philippines - There is someone who cares about you ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Celebrating a birthday in an elderly house means that the years ahead do count ... 

Friday, 5 July 2019

Barcelona, Spain - Celebrating the Earth, everyone's home ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
The human being has the task of "'cultivating and preserving' the garden of the world" (Pope Francis, Laudato si'). 

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Moscow, Russia - Turning the spotlight on those who live on the edge ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Summer light illuminates a feast with those who are elderly. There is something to eat, there are traditional dances, but above all here is a day of joy and friendship ... 

















Monday, 1 July 2019

Genoa, Italy - The joy of being together between generations ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
On holiday. Friendship is a cool breeze in the middle of a hot summer, a sip of future in a long and sometimes tired life. 

Friday, 28 June 2019

Budapest, Hungary - Sunday is for the last ones ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
A dinner for the discarded, the lonely, the poor, the homeless, the excluded, the unwanted: this is what is organized every Sunday in the Hungarian capital city. 

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Antwerp, Belgium - Friendship and language, two steps towards integration ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Ceremony of certicates delivering and year-end celebration for the "Yaguine e Fodé" School of Language and Culture. 

Friday, 21 June 2019

Goma, Dem. Rep. of Congo - Music against corruption ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace. 

A musical contest, for individuals and groups, against corruption. 
In Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, heart of a continent that has been changelled by bribery for long time. In the city of Floribert Bwana Chui, a young member of Sant'Egidio, employee at the OCC, responsible for border controls, martyr of integrity (his cause of beatification has just begun its "Roman" phase), killed for having said "No" to those who tried to bribe him regardless of the health of the Kivu population. 

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Barcelona, Spain - "I am happy to be able to live at home" ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Escolástica, 93, tells his story at the presentation of the guide "How to stay at home when you are elderly": "I am happy to be able to still live at home, in my neighborhood, with my friends". 

Monday, 17 June 2019

Beira, Mozambique - So that the city live again …

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Food distributions to the population affected by cyclone Idai continue in Beira. 
On last Friday more than 1,000 packages containing food and hygiene products were delivered to rural areas around the city. 

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Jos, Nigeria - Together for the end of Ramadan ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Even in a difficult environment, it is possible that the children of Abraham live together a moment of prayer and conviviality. 




















Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Paris, France - Towards a summer of closeness and solidarity ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Party in the elderly house Gabrielle d'Estrées (Charenton) thanks to the Youth for Peace. A weekly appointment with friendship and joy. 

















Thursday, 30 May 2019

Würzburg, Germany - Closeness to God brings us closer to each other ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
"People of peace" movement, composed of "new Germans" from all backgrounds and religions, celebrates the breaking of fasting on a Ramadan evening with the Muslims of the city. 

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Genoa, Italy - An opportunity in the suburbs ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
The school in the center of the periphery: presentation of the project "Give teens a chance", with the secondary school "Aldo Moro" at CEP, Voltri poor suburb, in order to support,  mentor, open new horizons ... to defeat dispersion, to change the future of an area. 
















Monday, 27 May 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands - Guess who's coming for dinner?

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Everything is ready for the Franciscustafel, the soup kitchen dedicated to St. Francis, which welcomes up to 90 people who live on the streets every Tuesday night, in a friendly and serene environment. 

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Novara, Italy - A city that remembers, reflects, builds peace ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Sunny Jacobs and Peter Pringle, testimonials against the death penalty, with the elderly of the "family-house" and other friends of the neighborhood. 

On the other side of the city, the awarding of the "War Never Again" competition, which recognized the value and beauty of the testimonies on the Second World War collected by secondary school students among the Novara's over 70s.
Two ways to promote a culture of life and peace.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Bujumbura, Burundi - Home, the greatest joy ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Inauguration ceremony of the new house of Marguerite, a poor and lonely old woman.
It was built by the volunteers of Sant'Egidio. Whom Marguerite, very happy for finally have a roof under which to shelter, wanted to thank so much one by one. 

Friday, 10 May 2019

Armeno, Italy - Drawing for peace, looking to the future ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
A peace march of children and adolescents is being prepared in a small town near Novara. The new generation works for a peace movement! 

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Beira, Mozambique - If school is destroyed, every corner can be a school ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
In a Beira city struck and destroyed by cyclone Idai, hope starts afresh from the little ones, from a close mentoring, from school. 

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

San Salvador, El Salvador - On the road, meeting those who are hungry ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
A faithful friendship does not forget anyone, not even those who carve out living in a hidden corner of the city. 

















Thursday, 2 May 2019

Genoa, Italy - So that plentiness may have no age ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the ouskirts.
The words of an old woman, M. L .: "Thanks to you I feel more alive!".