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

  
October 1 2009

San Salvador: a young member of the Community of Sant’Egidio was killed by the gangs for his commitment in favour of the youngsters.

 
printable version

William Quijano 21 years old of the Community of Sant'Egidio in San Salvador, was killed on his way home on the evening of September 28th by a "mara", one of the violent organized gangs that recruit poor youngsetrs in the slumbs of Central America.

The Community of Sant'Egidio throughout the world cry a brother and friend. They are not however resigned to the logic of violence.

Since five years ago WIlliam was engaged in the School of Peace for the poor children of the district of Apopa, in the suburbs of the capital. His peaceful and good life, spent at the service of the young people and of the people who weere most in need, was known to all and it was indeed an alternative to the "maras"

The Community of Sant'Egidio, that is present in Salvador with thousands of people, is engaged in the effort of building a society where it is possible to live togther peacefully. With its commitment amongthe poor and the young people it wants to subtract them from violence. It is furthermore a chance for a life spent away from the logic of the clash and of juvenile criminality.
 


 ALSO READ
• NEWS
May 25 2015
SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR

The people of Sant'Egidio in the streets of San Salvador for the blessed Romero, the martyr of charity

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT
June 15 2014
ROME, ITALY

On Sunday 15 June Pope Francis will visit the Community of Sant'Egidio. The meeting with the poor at the core of the day

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA | NL | RU | ID | PL | HU | CS | ZH | UK
March 14 2014
EL SALVADOR

Andrea Riccardi in El Salvador: the Youth for Peace and the legacy of mons. Romero

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA
February 5 2014
ROME, ITALY

46th Anniversary of the Community of Sant’Egidio, 6.30 pm in Live Streaming

IT | EN | ES | PT | CA
May 11 2011

The celebration of the 43rd anniversary of the Community of Sant'Egidio in Antwerp (Belgium)

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | CA | NL | RU
all news
• PRESS
March 5 2014
Il Messaggero

Quell'esercito di disperati che sopravvive come può

February 9 2014
Corriere Mercantile

Sant'Egidio, 46 anni di solidarietà

February 7 2014
Avvenire

Sant'Egidio. Becciu: tra i poveri, per i poveri

February 7 2014
L'Osservatore Romano

Per una Chiesa in uscita

March 23 2015
La Vanguardia

No es país para jóvenes

March 18 2015
Vida Nueva

Los mártires y testigos de la fe de nuestro tiempo

all press releases
• DOCUMENTS

Dove Napoli 2015

Comunità di Sant'Egidio: Brochure Viva gli Anziani

Analisi dei risultati e dei costi del programma "Viva gli Anziani"

Messaggio del Patriarca ecumenico Bartolomeo I, inviato al Summit Intercristiano di Bari 2015

Marco Impagliazzo

Saluto di Marco Impagliazzo alla liturgia di ringraziamento per il 47° anniversario della Comunità di Sant’Egidio

Omelia del Card. Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, arcivescovo dell’Havana, alla liturgia di ringraziamento per il 47° anniversario della Comunità di Sant’Egidio

all documents

PHOTOS

981 visits

1034 visits

947 visits

975 visits

959 visits
all the related media