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World Religions in Assisi with Pope Francis


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Finci Jakob

President of the Jewish Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina



He was born just after the liberation of his parents  fron an Italian detention camp, he comes from and ancient Sephardi Jewish family which reached Sarajevo by the half  of the 16th century after they were expelled from Spain.

Lawyer, he studied at the Law Faculty in Sarajevo.

Promoter of the cultural Jewish rebirth in Bosnia and Herzegovina, he was also among the founders of BENEVOLENCIJA in 1991, a humanitarian organization very well-known in the country.

He has been President of the Jewish Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina  since 1995.

He has been working for years in favor of dialogue and national reconciliation. He has also occupied diplomatic posts in some European Cities.

September 2012

Assisi 2016 - Thirst for Peace


World meeting for peace The Courage to Hope


Sarajevo 2012


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October 23 2013

The courage to hope: three videos

From Côte d'Ivoire to Rome, the images of this year's meetings of men and religions broadcast again on television
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October 3 2013

The spirit of Assisi in Texas

Nearly 1,000 people in San Antonio Texas for the U.S. edition of The Courage of Hope
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October 2 2013

“The Courage to Hope”, also organised in Africa.

Religions meeting in Abidjan, in connection with Rome
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October 1 2013

Speech of the Holy Father Francis to the participants of the International Meeting for Peace “The Courage to Hope”

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October 1 2013
To delegitimize religious terrorism

The Indian intellectual Kulkarni said: “Religious Terrorism divides ‘in primis’ its originating religion”.

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October 1 2013
To delegitimize religious terrorism

Catholic Theologian Puig i Tàrrech: «Terrorism in the name of God is an attack to all the faithful»

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October 8 2016

Letter of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Marco Impagliazzo, president of the Community of Sant'Egidio

Back to Constantinople from Assisi 2016, the patriarch wrote a letter of gratitude and appreciation to the Community.
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October 5 2016

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

Thanks to all who freely and voluntarily school children all over the world. The video of the School of Peace in Antwerp.
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October 4 2016

Feast of St. Francis

Memory of the dedication of the Primavalle "chapel"; the first place of prayer of the Community of Sant’Egidio in the outskirts of Rome. On October 4, 1992, the peace treaty that put an end to the war in Mozambique was signed in Rome. Prayer for all those who work for peace. In the picture by Di Stasio, St. Francis hugging the wolf
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October 29 2013
Roma sette
Preghiera e condivisione fondamenta della pace
October 13 2013
Insieme scegliamo il coraggio della pace
October 6 2013
La Vita del Popolo (Treviso)
La pace delle religioni
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