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March 16 2017

The patient work of dialogue can save millions of lives

Few Catholics are as consistently successful at being peace than the members of the Sant’Egidio community. An artcle by U.S.Catholic

 
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Returning after an unprecedented visit with refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos in April last year, Pope Francis startled the world by bringing 12 Syrian refugees back with him to Rome. Who did he turn to for help in orchestrating this humanitarian public relations coup? The Rome-based community of Sant’Egidio.

Since that dramatic gesture, Sant’Egidio has been shepherding the pope’s refugee families and accepting new people fleeing Syria, assisting them with language lessons, job placement, and settling in to life in Rome. (CONTINUE)


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October 4 2017
ROME, ITALY

A Conference remembering the 25 years from the signing of the peace in Mozambique: The Italian model that has given hope to Africa

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October 4 2017

25 years of peace in Mozambique: the history of a country getting out of war and poverty

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October 5 2016

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

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August 29 2016
NAIROBI, KENYA

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

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March 2 2015

The appeal for reconciliation in the Central African Republic signed in Sant'Egidio: why is it important?

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May 9 2014
KIEV, UKRAINE

Christians of different denominations invoke peace in Ukraine

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• PRESS
September 22 2016
Agencia Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Comunicación

Sed de paz en La Habana

April 6 2015
AlfayOmega

Entrevista con Andrea Riccardi, fundador de la Comunidad de San Egidio

May 2 2014
Le Quotidien

Mediation - Résolution de la crise casamançaise: Sant’Egidio entrevoit une issue heureuse

March 23 2014
REFORMA

‘Urge crear la paz’

February 16 2014
Il Tempo

Religioni e violenza, se ne parla a Sant'Egidio

February 13 2014
Corriere della Sera

Sant'Egidio rilancia la pace tra la Colombia e le Farc

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November 6 2017 | MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE

Celebrare la memoria guardando al futuro. Con mons. Matteo Zuppi

November 5 2017 | TREVISO, ITALY

Preghiera per la pace. Presiede mons. Mario Salviato

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• DOCUMENTS

''Entente de Sant'Egidio'': Political Agreement for Peace in the Central African Republic

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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