La coppia di anziani iracheni che ha dato la sua testimonianza davanti a papa Francesco, incontra gli anziani della Comunità di Sant'Egidio e racconta la drammatica situazione dei cristiani a Erbil, nel nord dell'Iraq: questa terra è la nostra madre, dicono.
Antwerpen - 7th-9th September 2014
Peace is the future: Religions and Cultures in Dialogue
100 Years after World War I
The 28th edition of the International Meeting People and Religions will take place in Belgium, in Antwerpen, from 7th to 9th September.
After the great Opening Assembly, the participants in the meeting – representatives from religions and the civil society from all over the world, as well as representatives of the newly elected European institutions, will discuss current issues such as the relationship between Religions and Violence, Martyrs in Our Times, Muslims and Christians: together for peace. Other topics are also Economy in the service of peace, Sustainable Development and the Fight against Poverty. They will also focus on some especially critical areas, Nigeria: Exiting from the Tunnel of Violence; Iraq: What Future ahead?
On 9th September, the Closing Ceremony, in the splendid Grote Markt in Antwerpen, will finish with the proclamation of the Peace Appeal of the World Religions.
The complete three-day programme, with the interactive map of the venues, is already available. The meeting will be streamed in several languages on Youtube.