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 .... 

Thursday 5 September 2019

Barcelona, Spain - Memory of a friend ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Many friends of Sant'Egidio, many poor, many residents of the neighborhood, met together last afternoon in Sant Pere de les Puel square for a final farewell to M., a homeless man whom the Community has faithfully visited and helped along the years. 

Tuesday 3 September 2019

Naples, Italy - A periphery on a human scale

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
In Gianturco, a Naples suburb, an industrial area, many marginal, homeless people, find a place to stop, chat, cry, be consoled, take a shower, have new clothes, play chess or cards. And in fact A. arrives and says: "Good morning, today I don't have to take a shower, I came to be with you". 
In the welcoming center of Gianturco a forgotten periphery seeks and finds its redemption ....