The Community of Sant'Egidio expresses its closeness to the sorrow of the family for the death of Professor Tullia Zevi. It remembers with gratitude the various initiatives where she has played a leading role together with the Community, from participation in International Encounter for Peace in Milan in 1993 at the invitation of Cardinal Martini and Sant'Egidio.
In the shared attention to the constant danger of anti-Semitism and racism, through her began the closest relationship of our community with the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, then continued with Prof. Amos Luzzatto and Lawyer Renzo Gattegna.
We remind her deep culture, her being rooted in Jewish tradition, the firm and constant condemnation of all forms of racism, but with the patient commitment to build a society that, based on the treasure of the past, might become a place of coexistence and dialogue.
In the difficult times we are living on a planetary level, the memory of Tullia Zevi warns us never to dismiss the effort to work with patience and confidence, but gently, so that the society keeps firmly in the values of coexistence and mutual respect, without degrading in oppositions and particularism, which offend the common good.