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August 27 2016

Joy at the announcement of the peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the FARC

After supporting the path of negotiations, we will continue to cooperate for the success of the agreement

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The Community of Sant'Egidio expresses joy and satisfaction at the announcement of peace in Colombia. It ends a war that has lasted since 1964. It is a good news that gives hope in a difficult moment for the world.

The story of the search for peace in Colombia is long and complex. It took place in several stages, up to the one that developed from 2012 in Cuba and now comes to a successful conclusion.

In all these years the Community of Sant'Egidio has been close to the protagonists, involved in various important moments, cooperating and always supporting the choice of the negotiations, which eventually proved to be the only possible way.

Peace in Colombia is a message for everyone: even if the reasons of the conflict seem to get lost in time and the distance between the parties seems insurmountable, it is always possible to reach a reasonable compromise. Peace is always possible.

Now the time of reconciliation and implementation of the agreement begins. It may be also long and complex, but it is essential that hostilities have ended.

After immense suffering, over 200,000 deaths and 5 million displaced people, a new time is coming also for Colombia.

We are all called to support this peace and the Colombian people, who suffered so much and now only asks for this.

The Community of Sant'Egidio, while welcoming the successful conclusion of the negotiations, confirms its closeness and willingness to support friendship with the reasons for living together and will continue to work towards the success of the agreement.

October 13 2016

A delegation of the Community of Sant'Egidio meets the President of the Central African Republic Touadéra

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October 5 2016

5th October, World Teacher’s Day: All to school…of peace!

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September 23 2016

Texts and speeches of the closing ceremony of Thirst for Peace - Assisi 2016

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August 29 2016

Sant'Egidio in Nairobi to talk about peace, development and the right to care for all

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August 17 2016

Progress in the mediation for the end of the armed clashes in Mozambique. The country is thirsty for peace

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October 21 2016
Sette: Magazine del Corriere della Sera

Andrea Riccardi: La guerriglia colombiana ha perso la fede

October 11 2016
Agenzia SIR

Colombia: al via i colloqui di pace tra Governo e Eln. Sostegno da Chiesa e Sant’Egidio

October 8 2016

La pace con le Farc: il Nobel sulla fiducia al presidente Santos

October 8 2016
Corriere della Sera

Andrea Riccardi: Il consenso da ricostruire sugli accordi di pace in Colombia

October 7 2016
Vatican Insider

Sant’Egidio plaude al Nobel per Juan Manuel Santos

October 7 2016

Accordo raggiunto a Sant'Egidio per pacificare le tribù nel Fezzan

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Libya: The humanitarian agreement for the region of Fezzan, signed at Sant'Egidio on June 16th 2016 (Arabic text)

Nuclear Disarmament Symposium on the 70 th anniversary of the atomic bomb. Hiroshima, August 6 2015


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Religioni e violenza

Francesco Mondadori

Hacer la paz

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