Riccardi Andrea: on the web

Riccardi Andrea: on social networks

Riccardi Andrea: press review

change language
you are in: home - news contact usnewsletterlink

Support the Community

July 3 2015 | MILAN, ITALY

Peace and dialogue between religions: in Milan we talk about Albania, an example of interreligious living together in Europe

A conference with the representatives of the Albanian religions, in view of the Meeting of Prayer for Peace to be held in Tirana from 6 to 8 September 2015

printable version

The conference promoted by the Community of Sant'Egidio "Albania, an example of interreligious living together in Europe" was held at the Press Circle of Milan on 2 July.

Present was the Orthodox Bishop of Kruja, Andon Merdani, who recalled the many places of worship destroyed in Albania under the Communist regime and the martyrdom of the faithful of every creed, and added: "No one can become the defender of God when they perform acts of violence".
The great faith and suffering that united Albanians was also recalled by Lucjan Avgustini, Catholic bishop of Sapa and vice president of the Albanian Episcopal Conference. Baba Mondi, leader of the Bektashi Sufi Brotherhood, spoke about the history of cohabitation between religions in Albania, in particular he recalled that during the Second World War no jew was deported from Albania. Collaboration and solidarity among religious communities was also highlighted by the Kosovar evangelical pastor Femi Cakolli and one of the leaders of the Albanian Muslim community, Genti Kruja.

Albania emerges as a reality that can be an example of living together for many other countries and for the major European cities, as well as showing a healthy sense of national unity that is very different from closed and aggressive nationalisms. In conclusion, Alberto Quattrucci of the Community of Sant'Egidio explained how dialogue is a challenging way to be built over time, and above all "an explosive multiplication of positive energy".

At the end of the conference, the representatives of the Albanian religions invited all those present to participate in the next interreligious meeting for peace promoted by Sant'Egidio to be held this year in Tirana from 6 to 8 September.

April 11 2011

Children sponsorships in Maleçai (Albania)

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | NL | RU
all news
June 8 2017
Corriere della Sera On Line

La preghiera per l’Iftar, a Milano una «piazza di pace»

August 11 2016
Credere La Gioia della Fede

Quando l'accoglienza è interreligiosa

October 29 2016
La Civiltà Cattolica

Intervista a Papa Francesco in occasione del viaggio apostolico in Svezia

July 27 2017
Corriere della Sera - Ed. Milano

Scritte naziste davanti al Memoriale della Shoah

July 18 2017
Il Giorno

Il Memoriale della Shoah apre le porte ai profughi che fuggono dalle guerre

July 13 2017
Famiglia Cristiana

Apri la porta di casa ai rifugiati

all press releases
October 7 2015

The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty - XIII world day against the death penalty

October 5 2015

Fallece un preso japonés tras pasar 43 años en el corredor de la muerte

September 24 2015

Pope Francis calls on Congress to end the death penalty. "Every life is sacred", he said

March 12 2015
Associated Press

Death penalty: a look at how some US states handle execution drug shortage

March 12 2015

Arabie: trois hommes dont un Saoudien exécutés pour trafic de drogue

March 9 2015

Australia to restate opposition to death penalty as executions loom in Indonesia

March 9 2015

Le Pakistan repousse de facto l'exécution du meurtrier d'un critique de la loi sur le blasphème

March 9 2015

Peine de mort en Indonésie: la justice va étudier un appel des deux trafiquants australiens

February 28 2015

13 Ways Of Looking At The Death Penalty

February 15 2015

Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty

December 11 2014

C’est désormais officiel: Madagascar vient d’abolir la peine de mort!

December 3 2014

5th Circuit Court of Appeals stops execution of Scott Panetti!

go to no death penalty

Speech of Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar at "East and West: dialogues between civilizations" (Arabic)

all documents


491 visits

499 visits

492 visits

508 visits

470 visits
all the related media