Current Events - 2021

Pier Alberto Bertazzi

Bertazzi: "The beginning is something that is alive now"

Current EventsJulián Carrón

Julián Carrón's message upon the death of Pier Alberto Bertazzi, one of Fr. Giussani's greatest friends. As a young university student, he was among those who first used the name that ended up becoming the name of our movement.

(Photo: Doug Kanter/AFP via Getty Images)

September 11, 2001. “God save the world”

Current EventsAlberto Savorana

Twenty years since the attack on the Twin Towers. The world would never be the same again. But how to start over? The words of Fr. Giussani from the days following the attack, taken from his biography.

Ground Zero (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Kabul, Afghanistan (Photo: Sohaib Ghyasi/Unsplash)

Meeting 2021: Afghanistan, Is all lost?

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With Fernando De Haro, Journalist; Wael Farouq, Professor of Arabic language and literature at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan. Introduced by Roberto Fontolan, manager of International Center of Comunione e Liberazione.

Elisa Fuksas

Elisa Fuksas. The crack and the light

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The third part of a cycle of video interviews produced by the magazine Traces at the Rimini Meeting: writer and director Elisa Fuksas takes us along the path of her work and research.

Photo: Unsplash/Hush Naidoo Jade Photography

Meeting 2021: Guardians of life

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The dialogue with Cristina Benetti, a nurse in Canada; Vincent Nagle, priest; Patrick Vinay, a doctor in Montreal. Introduced by Marco Maltoni, Director of the Palliative Care Unit of Forlì, and Elvira Parravicini, a neonatologist in New York.

Kabul, Afghanistan (Photo: Sohaib Ghyasi/Unsplash)

Meeting 2021: Afghanistan, is all lost?

Current EventsRoberto Fontolan

Wednesday, August 25 at the Rimini Meeting (at 11 am, Sala Tiglio) a dialogue on the situation in Afghanistan. From the intervention of President Ghani's wife at the 2015 Meeting, to the shocking current events in Kabul. From "Quotidiano Meeting".

Julián Carrón and Rowan Williams

Meeting 2021: Living without fear in the age of uncertainty

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Julián Carrón, President of the Fraternity of CL; Charles Taylor, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at McGill University; Rowan Williams, Professor Emeritus of Contemporary Christian Thought at University of Cambridge and former Archbishop of Canterbury.

Tolkien: The polyphony of creation and man's creativity

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With Andrea Monda, Director of L'Osservatore Romano; Lukasz Neubauer, Koszalin University of Technology; Guglielmo Spirito, the Theological Institute of Assisi. Introduction by Giuseppe Pezzini, curator of the "The Tree of Tales" exhibition.

Photo: Archivio Meeting

Meeting 2021: The voices of the I

Current EventsGuadalupe Arbona Abascal

“The Rimini Meeting wants to encounter those who perceive life in this way – with all its disproportion and need - because we also perceive that lack and would like to know more about what we are looking for.” From "Quotidiano Meeting".

Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti (Photo: Archivio Meeting)

The Mediterranean sea, a peace frontier

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Conference session with the President of the Italian Bishops, Gualtiero Bassetti, and Mayors Dario Nardella (Florence), Souad Abderrahim (Tunis) and Jamal Itany (Beirut). Introduced by Bernhard Scholz, President of the Rimini Meeting.

Jesús Carrasco

Jesús Carrasco: The crack and the light

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The second part of a cycle of video interviews produced by the magazine Tracce at the Rimini Meeting. The dialogue between Fernando de Haro and Spanish writer Jesús Carrasco.

Damir Muhetdinov (Photo: Olga Khroul)

Meeting 2021: The “Fratres Omnes" Encyclical

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The dialogue between Damir Mukhetdinov, Russian imam; David Rosen, of the American Jewish Committee; the Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans; and Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna on "Fratelli tutti".

Adrien Candiard (Photo: Carlo Brivio)

The self, faith and the challenge of cultures

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The dialogue between Adrien Candiard, OP, Member of the Institut dominicain d'études orientales (IDEO); Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator SJ, SJ, President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM). Introduced by Alberto Savorana.

Edith Bruck

Edith Bruck: The crack and the light

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This meeting is part of a cycle of video interviews, produced by the magazine Tracce for the 2021 Meeting. A dialogue with the Hungarian writer who survived the Holocaust.

Meeting 2021: The courage to say 'I'

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The meeting on the Meeting's theme with Javier Prades, Rector of the San Damaso University of Madrid. Introduced by Bernhard Scholz, President of the Meeting for Friendship Among Peoples Foundation.

Photo: Josh Johson/Unplash

Meeting 2021: United States. Democracy at a crossroad?

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Paolo Carozza, Director of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies; Joshua Mitchell, Professor of Political Theory, Georgetown University; Maurizio Molinari, Director of La Repubblica. Introduced by Martina Saltamacchia.

Meeting 2021 (Photo: Roberto Masi)

Meeting 2021: Pope Francis' message

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The words of Cardinal Pietro Parolin with the Holy Father's greeting addressed to the participants, volunteers and organizers of the Rimini Meeting that opens today.

Meeting 2021: Opening session

Current EventsSergio Mattarella

Speech by Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic. Introduction by Bernhard Scholz, President of the Meeting for Friendship Among Peoples Foundation.