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Impagliazzo Marco

University for Foreigners of Perugia, President of the Community of Sant’Egidio

Marco Impagliazzo (Rome 1962), is Professor of Contemporary History at the University for Foreigners Perugia. He has been Chairman of the University Board since 27th March 2014.

Additionally, in academic year 2013-2014, he has held a course at the National School of Administration on Religions and Immigrant Cultures in Italy and Europe: a Comparison of Reality and Models.
He has been President of the Community of Sant’Egidio since 2003.

He was appointed Consultor of the Pontifical Council of Culture in 2009.
Since 2012 he has been Consultor of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People. In October 2012 he was Auditor at the Synod of Bishops on New Evangelization.

He was Auditor at the Synod of Bishops on the Middle East in October 2010.
In November 2003 he was awarded the National Minturnae Prize for essays, for his book on the Armenian massacre. In January 2011 he received the Hrant Dink Journalistic Award for freedom of information. In March 2012 he was conferred the Ducci Peace Prize for the promotion of dialogue among religions and cultures.

Since 1987 he has been among the organizers of the International Meetings of Prayer for Peace of the Community of Sant’Egidio.

In years 1994-1995 he was among the protagonists of the work for peace in Algeria of the Community of Sant’Egidio, leading to the signature of the Rome Platform for a peaceful political solution to the Algerian crisis.

From January 2012 to April 2013 he was advisor for religious affairs of the Italian Minister of International Cooperation and Integration Policies, Andrea Riccardi.

His field of scholarly expertise is the Catholic Church in the 19th and 20th centuries and, more generally, religion in Europe and the relations between Christianity, Hebraism and Islam in the Mediterranean area in contemporary times. He has devoted particular attention to the events of Algeria from the end of French decolonization to the time of independence. In the framework of his studies on the history of the Mediterranean, he has dealt with the “Armenian issue” in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. His recent studies have focussed on the contemporary history of Rome, from a religious and civil perspective, and the Pontificate of John Paul II. Professor Impagliazzo has written a number of articles for newspapers and essays for specialised historical and religious reviews.

In more recent times, his studies have focussed on issues connected to immigration and integration.

[September 2016]

Assisi 2016 - Thirst for Peace


Tirana 2015 - Peace is Always Possible


BARI 2015: Christians in the Middle East: what future?


Sarajevo 2012


September 11: Religions in Dialogue for Peace


Barcelona 2010


Krakow 2009




September 13 2016

30 years of dialogue in a 30 seconds videoclip. Watch! #peaceispossible #Assisi2016

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September 8 2016

Mercy, the Heart of Peace: Prayer and dialogue for peace in the Spirit of Assisi

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September 30 2015

VIDEO: Refugee crisis, one of the main topics at Sant'Egidio's international meeting "Peace is Alway Possible"

September 22 2015

In the Great Lakes region, wounded by so much violence, Sant'Egidio speaks of peace in the Spirit of Assisi #peaceispossible

A meeting between the religions in Bukavu in communion with Tirana
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September 21 2015

Peace is possible also in Nakuru, Kenya

More than 2000 youth gathered for a Prayer in the Spirit of Assisi run by the Community of Sant'Egidio
September 15 2015

The religious leaders of Benin united against violence affirm their commitment to peace in communion with Tirana

They claim that "Peace is always possible"
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October 20 2016

One month after Assisi 2016, many meetings to answer to the "Thirst for Peace" of the world

Among the latest: Kenya, Uganda etc...
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October 19 2016

Out of war, beyond the sea: the way of hope. WATCH!

In the next few days other refugees from Syria will arrive to Italy through the humanitarian corridors. Here is a video with voices and stories of those who have fled from war and arrived to Italy with this project.
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A delegation of the Community of Sant'Egidio meets the President of the Central African Republic Touadéra

Among the discussed topics: DREAM Programme, health and work for peace
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September 30 2016
Vida Nueva
Marco Impagliazzo: “Los líderes musulmanes deben denunciar con más valentía el terrorismo”
September 21 2016
La Vanguardia
El papa Francisco pide que ante la guerra no haya "división entre las religiones"
September 19 2016
Vida Nueva
Líderes religiosos de todo el mundo conmemoran el 30º aniversario del ‘Espíritu de Asís’
September 19 2016
Francesc se suma al compromís de les religions per la pau a Assís
September 19 2016
Alto Adige
ad Assisi l'Onu delle Religioni per la Pace
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