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Society is changed by those who have been changed already

Current EventsLisa Lickona

The US presidential elections, anti-racial protests, and an increasingly polarized country. What is the contribution of Christians today? A conversation with Stanley Hauerwas and John Zucchi to revisit Fr. Giussani’s "From Utopia to Presence."

Sergio Daniotti showing the Pope Bernardino Luini's 'Christ Crowned with Thorns'

The Pope to the Pharmaceutical Bank: "Globalizing treatment"

Current EventsDavide Perillo

200 volunteers from the foundation that organizes the Pharmaceutical Collection Day were received by Pope Francis. "The sharing of goods can improve our society and bear witness to that love in the neighbourliness that the Gospel requires of us."

(Kevin Butz/Unsplash/)

Change of plans

SchoolPaolo Perego

After years of teaching in which she planned every detail thoroughly, Luísa Costa Cabral found her work shaken up by the coronavirus pandemic. Now it is time to return to school in Lisbon, in September Traces, she reflects on what has happened to her.

Luísa Costa Cabral
(Photo: Deleece Cook/Unsplash)

Starting again

SchoolAlessandra Stoppa

Going back to school and learning from what happened: “The essentials are what mark the road to follow.” In September Traces, Anna Frigerio, the headteacher at the Sacred Heart School in Milan, speaks about returning to the adventure of education

Anna Frigerio
Adrianus Simonis with John Paul II in 1985

Adrianus Simonis: Lifelong loyalty

ChurchWim Peeters

On September 2, the Dutch Cardinal passed away at the age of 88. A loyal priest for over 63 years, a bishop for almost 50, and a cardinal for more than 35 years, he was a great friend of the movement and a regular guest at the Rimini Meeting.

The port in Beirut after the explosion on August 4 (Photo: Unsplash/Rashid Khreiss)

Lebanon: “It is not enough to rebuild houses”

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

A month after the explosion at the port in Beirut, the future of the country, which was already on its knees before the tragedy, remains uncertain. The Church, AVSI and others are helping the Lebanese people to start over. And to not abandon their land.

Beirut (Photo: Avsi)
Carrón in Rimini (Photo: Archivio Meeting)

Carrón at the Meeting: "Where does hope originate?"

Current EventsJulián Carrón

A preview of the September issue of Traces. The full text of the dialogue between Bernhard Scholz, President of the Meeting, and the head of CL from this year's special edition of the Rimini Meeting.

Fr. Andreij Iurevic con Jean-François Thiry

"The Meeting is happening again here. I see it in his eyes"

Current EventsLuca Fiore

The volunteer "ambassadors" in Moscow set up a live streaming marathon. Almost six hours to describe what the event in Rimini was and is. New and old friends. The usual siberians, an Orthodox priest and his wife, who said...

Theo Boer

Life: A mystery

Current Events

Care for the person in every instant, starting from reality and not from ideas. The testimony of three doctors at the Meeting: Theo Boer on euthanasia, Antonio Pesenti on the Covid emergency and Elvira Parravicini on neonatal care.

Meeting 2021: "The courage to say I”

Current Events

The final statement of the 2020 edition. The numbers, its themes and protagonists. Next year the event will take place between Friday 20 to Wednesday 25 August.

A volunteer at the Palacongressi di Rimini

The madness of the possible

Current EventsAlessandra Stoppa

In this "dizzying moment in history", some snapshots of the unprecedented week in Rimini which unfolded along the lines of what "could not be and is". "The awakening of the human? It is here before our eyes!"

The exhibition ''Bethlehem Reborn''
Cornel West and Robert George

Dialogue between Cornel West and Robert George

Current Events

Two American intellectuals on opposing political fronts came together in an appeal for "the search for truth and freedom of thought." The last video of the series "Not too much to ask - No es demasiado pedir - Not too much to ask".

A post on the facebook page of the Library of the Spirit in Moscow

The Meeting is wherever I am

Current EventsLuca Fiore

The Rimini Meeting is also live in 85 Italian cities and 25 countries around the world, because of the personal initiative of many. As happened in Moscow and Porto San Paolo, Sardinia. With even a loudspeaker on a car in the streets...

The Rimini Meeting in Porto San Paolo, in Sardinia
The virtual exhibition about K2

Meeting 2020 exhibitions: vaccinated against doubt

Current EventsAlessandra Stoppa

The audacity of wonder, from Giussani's questions to an expedition at eight thousand meters. The Meeting's four exhibitions and the ways to see them, both physically and at a distance, or only in a digital format.

The exhibition ''Living the Reality'' at the Palacongressi
Umberto Galimberti

The challenges of living in the era of Nihilism

Current Events

Philosopher Umberto Galimberti, a guest for the first time at the Meeting, and psychiatrist Eugenio Borgna talk about the great questions that arise from today's life. Moderated by Costantino Esposito.

Julián Carrón

Where does hope originate from?

Current Events

Is there a hope that does not depend solely on more favourable circumstances? How can the desire for a better future not be disappointed? The talk by Julián Carrón, president of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation.

Mario Sala

The dream of a ridiculous man

Current Events

The adaptation of Dostoevsky's masterpiece with actor Mario Sala, introduced by Tatjana Kasatkina, from the Russian Academy of Science and commentary by students from Modena and Moscow.

Joseph Weiler

Devoid of wonder, we remain deaf to the sublime

Current Events

Joseph Weiler, University Professor at NYU Law School and Senior Fellow at the Center for European studies at Harvard. Introduced by Bernhard Scholz, President Fondazione Meeting.