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Celebration days in Tanzania for the visit of Marco Impagliazzo on the 50th anniversary of Sant’Egidio.

July 2 2018 - TANZANIA

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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.
 



Celebration days in Tanzania for the visit of Marco Impagliazzo on the 50th anniversary of Sant’Egidio.
Celebration days in Tanzania for the visit of Marco Impagliazzo on the 50th anniversary of Sant’Egidio.
Celebration days in Tanzania for the visit of Marco Impagliazzo on the 50th anniversary of Sant’Egidio.
Celebration days in Tanzania for the visit of Marco Impagliazzo on the 50th anniversary of Sant’Egidio.
Celebration days in Tanzania for the visit of Marco Impagliazzo on the 50th anniversary of Sant’Egidio.