Current Events - 2020 - Page 3

Beirut's port after the explosion

Beirut: "Lebanon is not dead"

Current EventsPaolo Perego

The roar, the race to find friends and colleagues, between the rubble and destruction. And fear that returns like a ghost from the past. Rony is Lebanese and works for Avsi, which just launched a fundraiser. His account of Tuesday's tragedy.

The volunteers working in the city's streets

Meeting 2020: A tour of the exhibitions and performances

Current EventsPaola Ronconi

They have always been amongst the pillars of the Rimini Meeting. This year there will be no lack of performances and exhibitions, taking place both online and physically. In reduced form, yes, but certainly not in content.

A tour of a previous exhibition at the Meeting

The radiance in your eyes

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Julián Carrón’s latest book, The radiance in your eyes – What saves us from nothingness?, is now available online. “An itinerary rooted in an experience and a history, and thus offers a contribution to the search and expectancy of everyone.”

Carlos Ferreirinha and Julián Carrón

Brazil: "The other and the revolution"

Current EventsIsabella Alberto

Via video link from Milan, Julián Carrón presented his book "The reawakening of humanity" in a dialogue with entrepreneur Carlos Ferreirinha, addressing the "truest questions of man".

Meeting 2020: What awaits us

Current EventsPaolo Perego

From the opening with former ECB President Mario Draghi, to meetings with Carrón, Bassetti, Azurmendi, Weiler... and many other speakers, exhibitions and performances. An overview of the program of the 2020 “special edition”.

Palacongressi in Rimini
The 2019 pilgrimage to Czestochowa

Life presses on

Current EventsJulián Carrón

"The fact we cannot make the pilgrimage to Czestochowa has not erased the irreducible need that inspires it." Summer proposal for high school and college graduates.

“Caro cardo salutis”

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Translations of Chapter 3 of Fr. Julián Carrón's book The radiance in your eyes - What saves us from nothingness?

A “strange" joy that cannot be explained

Current EventsSilvia Guidi

An online presentation of Un evento nella vita dell'uomo [An Event in the life of man], Fr. Giussani’s most recently published book in Italian. Carmine Di Martino retraces the provocations that Giussani put forward in the 1991-1993 Fraternity Exercises.

Emanuele Sanguineti e Carmine Di Martino (on the left)
Emmanuele Forlani, Director of the Meeting (Photo: Roberto Masi)

Meeting 2020: The program launch

Current EventsLuca Fiore

As announced, it will be a "blended" edition: partially live and partially online. Everything, however, will be visible online, from all over the world. President Scholz and Director Forlani have revealed this year's topics and guests.

Emmanuele Forlani and Bernhard Scholz, President of the Meeting
GS students in Brazil on Zoom

Brazil: If our heart is not in quarantine

Current EventsGiovanna Ottoni

A cultural evening promoted by a group of GS students via Zoom. An evening not of entertainment, but of provocation and for the “bombardment of desire".

The invitation for the online event
Arlene Gallagher, Rebekah Lamb and Julián Carrón

“A festival of humanity”

Current EventsMichela Young

In a presentation of the English translation of "Reawakening Our Humanity", the book's provocations were placed at the centre of a dialogue to better understand what questions have emerged in this period, and how they can be sustained.

Luxembourg: the charity “bouncers”

Current EventsPaolo Perego

Simone and his friends have lived in Luxembourg for some years now. During lockdown, they realized that there is a food distribution service for the poor in the parish. It is an opportunity to resume charitable work, and to learn again what it really is.

José Luis Álvarez Palacio

The bubble and a different logic

Current EventsSilvia Guidi

A group of ambassadors to the Holy See asked Julián Carrón to discuss the themes of Reawakening Our Humanity with them. A rich and profound conversation. We spoke about it with the Ecuadorian representative José Luis Álvarez Palacio.

Lisbon

Portugal: “Confront my questions, without fear”

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A Portuguese presentation of Reawakening Our Humanity will take place today. Manuel, 18 years old, after reading it during quarantine, told his friends about it. Here is what he said, and the dialogue that followed.

The presentation in Paraguay

Paraguay: "The richness of our fragility”

Current EventsNora Gauto de Meyer

A three-way dialogue on “Reawakening Our Humanity” between various protagonists from Paraguay’s political and cultural landscape, to better understand where to find answers to so many questions at this time.

Presentation of "Reawakening Our Humanity"

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An English presentation of Reawakening Our Humanity, with Fr. Julián Carrón and contributions from Rebekah Lamb and Arlene Gallagher, moderated by Giuseppe Pezzini.

Macerata-Loreto. Carrón: "Life as vocation"

Current EventsJulián Carrón

On the eve of the 42nd Pilgrimage, which this year will be in the form of a pilgrimage on the evening of June 13, the message of the President of the Fraternity of CL.

Security measures in the streets of Maputo

Mozambique: fairy tales on the telephone

Current EventsPaola Ronconi

Isabel lives in a Maputo slum and is at home because of lockdown. Her only connection to her school are Misnia's calls, who reads stories to her. An initiative of AVSI that, in addition to health awareness, tries to fill the educational void.

Misnia Zefanias Vilaculos, 22-years-old, librarian at the Xtinza cultural centre in Maputo