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Community of Sant'Egidio

We are men and women from every corner of the world: from different nations, races, cultures and religious beliefs.


Some of us have left our countries because of war, persecution and discrimination. Some others have left homes and families seeking a better future. Others again live in countries where social conditions ensure no more hunger or war.


All of us have a dream: that people can live together, no longer thought of as foreigners. We want to live this Movement of ours amongst the most diverse peoples, where this very diversity is seen as a positive value.

We realise that respect for each other, that non-violence, justice, solidarity and mutual esteem, are not just dreams, but are the real secret of saving this world in which we live.


- in respect for every man and woman, recognizing the sacredness of each one; each is God's creature.
- in non-violence as the most powerful weapon against all violence, capable of energizing good will amongst all.
- that it is right and just to commit oneself in order to ensure that all may enjoy equality, becoming full citizens of a more just world.
- in solidarity with all, but especially with those who are weak and suffering.
- in peace, the most profound desire of every man and woman.

We wish to live according to these principles, with God's help.

With this love for peace, we recognize all as our brothers and sisters, without exception, as children of the one God, even though we differ in language, culture and religion.



Rome, October 9th 1999

February 3 2016

USA-Italy Migration Conference: Integration strengthens democracy and builds a common culture

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May 10 2014

From marginalized minority to "new Europeans": the proposals of Sant'Egidio on immigration at the conference on Jerry Masslo

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June 17 2011

"Dying of hope": the names and stories of migrants who died during their travel to Europe were commemorated during a Prayer Vigil in Santa Maria in Trastevere

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June 9 2011

Rome, June 11: Audience of Roma in Europe with the Pope. Vigil and delivery of a memory of Blessed Ceferino

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May 30 2011

Rome (Italy) – Celebrating the programme “The right to education, the right to a future”: when the schooling integration of gypsies is a success

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May 23 2011

Barcelona (Spain) – In the Culture and Language School of the Community of Sant'Egidio, in the district of Raval, learning the art of “living together”

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March 9 2014
Famiglia Cristiana

La sfida del nostro paese il futuro dell'italia si costruisce tra i banchi

January 22 2017
Avvenire - Ed. Lazio Sette

«L'integrazione, interesse di tutti»

February 4 2016

Immigrazione, agenzia europea sul modello Usa

January 16 2016

Sant'Egidio: riscoprire il valore dell'immigrazione

January 14 2016
ANSA med

First EU cultural mediation course in Perugia

December 17 2015
Radio France International

Sant'Egidio crée des corridors humanitaires avec le Maroc et le Liban

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Consegna dei diplomi della Scuola di Italiano di Sant'Egidio a Napoli

October 19 2017 | GENOA, ITALY

Un prete nel mirino dei narcos. Incontro con Alejandro Solalinde, difensore dei diritti dei migranti in Messico

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