Friday 29 March 2019

Mönchengladbach, Germany - A goal against all racism ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Within the framework of the week against racism, Borussia invited associations and young people to participate in a round table and to follow the football match that would take place in their own stadium. 

An interview before the meeting allowed to explain the work of Sant'Egidio, the choice to find each other starting from their differences, to build spaces of peace between all and solidarity with the weakest.

Thursday 28 March 2019

Bogota, Colombia - Everything can change, at any age ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Older people in retreat houses often experience a great loneliness.
Meeting them and sharing the day, helping them or simply spending time together, opens up to joy, hope, life ... 

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Beira, Mozambique - To make a city live again ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Beira: Mozambique's second city has been devastated by cyclone 'Idai', the entire population on its knees. It is a tragedy of huge gravity, which turns out to be increasingly terrible as the waters recede and the rescuers reach the more remote areas. 

Sant'Egidio is close to that drama. An Italian-Mozambican representation is in place, to coordinate the arrival of aid and give a first relief to those who lost a lot, or everything, with the hurricane passage. Donations are collected all over the world to make Beira live again.

Monday 25 March 2019

Tegucigalpa, Honduras - Books, companions for life ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the Schools of Peace.
The escuelita de la Paz of Villa Nueva at the Centro Cultural de España of Tegucigalpa. 

Friday 22 March 2019

Prague, Czech Republic - The value of faithfullness ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Celebrating three years of service for those who live on the street ... 

Thursday 21 March 2019

Banten, Indonesia - A closeness that consoles ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
In December a tsunami struck Banten, in the great island of Java. Several hundred victims, a forgotten natural disaster. 

Not by the Youth for Peace, anyway. Last Sunday they went to that town to party with the children who had experienced that tragedy.

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Rome, Italy - A "No" to violence and hate speech ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Torchlight walk in the Centocelle area with the Muslim community to express condoleances and solidarity after the Christchurch massacre.
The Pope said last Sunday: "I am close to our Muslim brothers. I renew the invitation to unite with prayer and gestures of peace to oppose hatred and violence". 

Friday 15 March 2019

Trieste, Italy - The colors of living together ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
For March 8th Youth for Peace and the children of the School of Peace offered mimosas and other flowers, as well their noisy and festive joy, to the School of Italian language and culture students.
Because peace, coexistence, interculturality, they are built with small gestures of attention, with respect and colors. Because we don't like a sad and grey world! 

Thursday 14 March 2019

Maputo, Mozambique - A dream to live, even as elderly ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Zimpeto is a suburbian area of Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique. It is a populated area: plots and rents are cheaper, and many live there, in a mix of brick houses and huts, under real roofs or metal sheet.
In Zimpeto Sant’Egidio inaugurated the last of its Mozambican DREAM centers for treatment and prevention of AIDS. The DREAM activists - people in care, who now live well, and who are witnesses of a rebirth that makes them hope and dream - carry out a valuable commitment, both for the thousands of other patients and for the many situations of poverty in the neighborhood. 

Many of them, in particular, take care of visiting the elderly alone, of animating cultural and recreational activities, parties, etc., making sure that DREAM center is a reference point, and not just a health one, for the people who live in Zimpeto, and in particular for the poorest. 

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Treviso, Italy - Generations, side by side ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Immacolatella School of Peace introduces itself in the elderly house: ages mix, hope supports the experience, and vice versa .... 

Friday 8 March 2019

Rome, Italy - Presentation of the book "Making peace: the diplomacy of Sant'Egidio"

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
"To make peace, the best agreement is the one that involves everyone. May we say there is a way to follow? Yes. To look for what unites and put aside what divides" (Andrea Riccardi). 

Thursday 7 March 2019

Bucharest, Romania - At the rhythm of music, in the elderly house ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Friendship of young people makes the house's atmosphere more alive. And traditional songs and dances are also revived ... 

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Florence, Italy - For Enzo's 100 years anniversary ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
A long life met with the faithful friendship of many young and old people in the framework of the service provided to the elderly by the Community in the Tuscan city.
So happy birthday, Enzo! 

Friday 1 March 2019

Antwerp, Belgium - A memory that changes us ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
Fort Breendonk is a fortification, part of Antwerp's defensive system. It was used during the Second World War as a concentration and forced labor camp by the Nazis, as well as a transit camp for Jews doomed to Germany lagers. 
Youth for Peace went over there. To remember and to say "Never again!".