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Holy Mass in Memory of Steven

For the first time in New York City, we celebrated the Liturgy in Memory of Steven, one of our first friends on the street who died alone in a bookstore on January 12, 2016. Like Modesta, so many others of our friends suffered from the harshness of life on the street that was exacerbated during […]

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Humanity and Dignity for All

The Community of Sant’Egidio in the United States expresses deep indignation for the harsh treatment of thousands of Haitian migrants gathering at the border in Del Rio, Texas. Fleeing extreme poverty, natural disasters, corruption, and violence in Haiti, and looking only to improve their livelihoods, these individuals and families, many of whom came with their […]

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It’s Time to End This

Empathy from a distance only gets you so far. Like reading about the latest shooting and reaffirming to yourself or others that gun violence is awful. Even vowing to vote the right way when the next opportunity arises. All well and good, but it’s something else when someone you love is killed by a gun. […]

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Annual Summer Picnic 2021

On 19 June, on a very hot day, but cooled in the shade of the trees of Central Park, the Community of Sant’Egidio in New York gathered with its friends on the street for our annual Summer Picnic. After the difficult year the pandemic has caused, many joined in gratitude and joy for the opportunity to […]

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End of the School Year – School of Peace

End of Year Celebration at the School of Peace in the Bronx, NY  It was with great joy that almost 40 gathered on June 26 to celebrate the end of the school year at the School of Peace in the Bronx. This year was a challenging year for all us, but there is no doubt […]