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John Paul II Foundation / Magazine (Page 8)

It will be held at the ISTL Russell-Newton Auditorium in Scandicci (FI) on November 12, 2021 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the presentation of the project "Paths of coexistence and peace. Dialogues with schools" an initiative in partnership between the John Paul II Foundation, the Giorgio La Pira Foundation and the Regional School Office of Tuscany that will allow to promote, implement and support the implementation of training paths aimed at peace education, interculturality, interreligious dialogue and to foster "paths for transversal skills and orientation."....

Iraq during the past decades has not experienced easy times: from the authoritarian regime of Saddam Hussein and the bloody war with neighboring Iran, to the more recent period when the Islamic State dominated large parts of Iraqi territory from 2014 to 2017, perpetrating crimes against humanity and destroying the rich cultural heritage present, Iraqis have had no peace....

Abuna Ibrahim Faltas, you are a Franciscan, you have been a key player in the life of Bethlehem and Jerusalem for more than twenty years, you know better than anyone else the whole Middle East, its history and problems, as well as potentials. What is the situation in Palestine after more than a year of Covid?...

Often, especially upon returning from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, one gets the impression that the ecumenical journey, which has given Christians so many and so many fruits, sometimes not always all known and shared, is struggling to establish itself there where Jesus lived and the Christian experience was born. This impression, often corroborated by personal encounters in some places of worship, is reinforced by the images of clashes between Christians that certain media and social media bounce around the world to feed the idea that Christians cannot overcome the time of confrontations and divisions....

The "Effetà Paul VI" Institute in Bethlehem, a specialized school for the phonetic reeducation of hearing-impaired children in Palestine, was inaugurated on June 30, 1971. Its origin, however, is rooted in a historical moment, that of St. Paul VI's trip to the Holy Land in 1964. It was a truly unforgettable event, since he was the first pope to return to where everything for Christians had begun. During the trip, Paul VI had the opportunity to note the presence of a large number of deaf children who were not receiving adequate assistance and expressed the desire that a work intended for their rehabilitation be born....

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