Celebration days in Tanzania for the visit of Marco Impagliazzo on the 50th anniversary of Sant’Egidio.santegidio50Africa
During a very intense two-day period, Marco Impagliazzo visited the Communities of Sant’Egidio in Tanzania.
After meeting the coordinators of the various Tanzanian realities at a conference in Arusha, he moved to Moshi – about ninety kilometres to the East – where he attended the service of the Community to those – mainly elderly and lepers – who live begging in the streets of the town centre and to the children living in a suburban orphanage.
For Tanzanian Communities this was the occasion for an in-depth reflection, in the 50th anniversary of Sant’Egidio, in order to look to the future in a path made of unity, maturity, responsibility. “Unity – said Marco Impagliazzo among other points – is a keyword, which can make the Communities of Tanzania into a light for Africa. We need to put it on the top, as if it were on Mount Kilimanjaro, so that it may illuminate the entire continent.”
There is a massive work to be done: making the friendship with the poor stronger and more effective; changing the lives of children, elderly, prisoners, those who seek hope and concrete answers; raise a culture of tenderness as opposed to a culture of waste.
It is about dreaming a different future and building it up. Because the need of the poor demands a profound change of society, and because the commitment of Sant’Egidio does not end in a temporary nice moment, rather it becomes a growing movement, which involves many people and releases resources and energies of goodness.