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Can One Catholic Priest Put an End to 36 Years of War?

Father Angelo Romano is backed by a wall of books, fiddling with a white tassel — a rosary substitute, perhaps? I dare not ask because the 53-year-old Catholic priest, professor and peacemaker seems agitated, reluctant to waste time. Eventually, he settles, unfurling stories about mediating conflicts across Africa on behalf of the Sant’Egidio community. A […]

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Pittsburgh Synagogue massacre: never underestimate the words of hatred. Countering racism and anti-Semitism

The Pittsburgh massacre, in one of the historical synagogues of the United States, arouses indignation over the new innocent victims of anti-Semitism. This episode is bringing us back in time and must concern the whole world seriously. Too many episodes of racism and violence have recently multiplied. The Community of Sant’Egidio expresses its solidarity with […]

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Statement of the Community of Sant’Egidio after the violent murders in Las Vegas

October 2, 2017 We of the Community of Sant’Egidio express our deep sorrow for today’s tragic attack in Las Vegas while joining in sympathy and prayer for the families and friends of all victims. At the same time, we call for a long-term campaign for a violence-free America. In a country where so many are murdered […]

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The patient work of dialogue can save millions of lives by Kevin Clarke

Few Catholics are as consistently successful at being peace than the members of the Sant’Egidio community. Returning after an unprecedented visit with refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos in April last year, Pope Francis startled the world by bringing 12 Syrian refugees back with him to Rome. Who did he turn to for help […]

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Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration

Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration  will take place at Princeton University on March 3rd and 4th, 2017. This conference is hosted by Princeton’s Office of Religious Life and the Community of Sant’Egidio. The opening and closing panels will be free and open to the public in McCosh 50. Live streamed at https://mediacentrallive.princeton.edu. OPENING PANEL:  “Who is a Refugee […]