Peace, Sant’Egidio: 1000 young Europeans in Amsterdam

They will give voice to their generation’s hopes for peace

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The Community of Sant’Egidio, founded in Rome in 1968 and present in several countries in Europe and the world, raised the alarm. In an interview, the president of the Community, Marco Impagliazzo, warned that the consequences of the pandemic would be “tragic” for the poor of the world; but he also highlighted the important growth of solidarity with many volunteers, including many young people. PEACE,


26-28 August international Youth for Peace conference – Participants expected from 15 European countries, including Ukraine – Sunday Assembly with Marco Impagliazzo

“Global friendship for global peace”. The international meeting of the European Youth for Peace is finally back after a two-year break due to the pandemic. No longer and not only online. At a time marked by the terrible war in Ukraine – the most serious conflict on European soil since the end of the Second World War – Amsterdam will host from 26 to 28 August a major event for peace, promoted by this movement linked to the Community of Sant’Egidio, which has mobilized in recent months in many European cities against war and is committed, every day, in the suburbs with children in difficulty, the homeless, the elderly alone and refugees.

1,000 young people from 15 European countries are expected in the Dutch capital, including Ukraine: a delegation of 35 young people from Kiev, Kharkiv, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Donetsk. They will discuss different topics – migration, poverty, ecology – and give voice to their generation’s hopes for peace, in order to spread a culture of solidarity and integration.

On Saturday morning, the participants, university and high school students, will visit the Anne Frank House, to remember the horror of the Shoah and renew their commitment to oppose all forms of violence and racism.

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