Current Events - 2019

Stilt houses on the Amazon river (photo: Cesare Simioni)

Avsi tents campaign/4: Amazonia, a school to avoid escaping

Current EventsFilomena Armentano

Founded by the PIME missionaries in 1974, Rainha dos Apostolos in Manaus teaches indigenous young people how to cultivate their land sustainably. In this way, they do not have to leave the forest and can become small entrepreneurs.

One of the talks at Meeting Lisbon

Meeting Lisbon: "I wish I could hear someone’s human voice"

Current EventsJoana Ramos and Maria Durao

The cry of Job, indie rock, a doctor on vacation who enters by chance, the President of the Republic... A chronicle of Meeting Lisbon by those who organized it: "We only carry four loaves and two fish".

Helping to study (photo by Aldo Gianfrate)

Avsi Tents Campaign/2: A task of "Ten Minutes"

Current EventsSilvia Guidi

A house that is open to families in some areas of Milan, Turin and Madrid. The Sisters of Charity of the Assumption take care of adults and children, nursing them and helping them study. Another project from the 2019/20 Campaign.

Encuentro Santiago 2019

Chile: If a good for all were built in Santiago

Current EventsEduardo Fredes Seleme

At Encuentro Santiago the violence and chaos of the last years are still in people’s eyes. But, this weekend, in the South American capital, there was talk of dialogue, education and the encounter with diversity. In a setting of music and exhibitions.

The entrance to the Colegio San Pablo Misionero di San Bernardo
Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

AVSI Tents Campaign/1: Lebanon, a home for all

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The title of this year's campaign is: "Get in the game with us – the new generations, protagonists of the world”. Projects in the Amazon, Syria, Venezuela, Mozambique and Italy. A new centre for Syrian refugees will be built in Lebanon.

Spain: We need people who are free

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On 10 November, Spain returns to the polls, once again, for a general election. The fourth in four years. The CL community in Spain has published a flyer on the elections.

The meeting with Azurmendi, Franceschini e Cotelo

EncuentroMadrid 2019: Have we found our human face?

Current EventsElena Santa María

A weekend full of encounters, conversations and dialogues. From protagonists of the Bible to the legacy of Václav Havel, from the challenge of school to the drama of forgiveness. The same question emerges: where is the 'I' born?

Al-Azhar University, Cairo.

Egypt: The Meeting meets the great Imam of Al Azhar

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Their first meeting was a year ago. Today a delegation from Rimini, led by President Emilia Guarnieri, returned to Cairo to continue the dialogue with one of the most important authorities in the Islamic world.

The holiday with the Ugandan university students

Uganda. It’s not enough to say, "a nice companionship".

Current EventsIgnacio Carbajosa

The new life of Gladys and her father; a lunch with Anifa, a Muslim, in the heart of the slum, the holiday with the university students, from the music of Arnold and Marvin to the fear of the spirits of Ochaka...The four-day story in and around Kampala.

The sculpture dedicated to Fr. Giussani in Rimini

Rimini. A monument for Fr. Giussani

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In Rimini, in the middle of a roundabout near the old exhibition center, a sculpture that presents a scheme that Fr. Giussani often used to explain Christianity.

The presentation in Rio de Janiero

Rio de Janiero. “Do you know when words go straight to the heart?”

Current EventsIsabella Alberto

The presentation of “Onde está Deus?” (Where is God?) in Brazil. Julián Carrón spoke alongside psychiatrist and social network star, Italo Marsili. “Virtual relationships? They are effective when you reawaken desire in the other”.

Carrón. “The Meeting, a presence charged with proposal”

Current EventsJulián Carrón

“From the very beginning, the Meeting has been a place of encounter, a space of freedom”, born from a “Christian event, lived as the wellspring of an ideal”. Carrón's introduction in the special issue of “Traces” dedicated to the Meeting.

Guadalupe Arbona Abascal

Meeting 2019: Your name was born from what you gazed upon

Current EventsGuadalupe Arbona Abascal

The talk on the title of this year’s Meeting by Guadalupe Arbona Abascal, Professor of Comparative Literature and coordinator of the Master in Creative Writing at the Complutense University of Madrid.

Thomas Georgeon

Meeting 2019: Free to Believe

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Watch the video of the meeting on religious freedom with Thomas Georgeon, Posultator of the martyrs of Algeria and theologian Javier Prades Lopez.