Maison de la Paix || Casa Universale delle Culture (EN)

CASA UNIVERSALE DELLE CULTURE

The Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture is a place strongly representative, in which will convey the knowledge of the different identities and cultures, structuring permanently initiatives aimed at the spreading of peace, necessary for the shared development.

The Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture (MdP) is a project conceived by Michele Capasso, approved by many Countries and international organizations. It is an architecture that keeps the memory of many Peace activities which created history, often more than the wars, but it is – above all – a space "to build” Peace.

The architectonical complex has an important symbolic worth: it represents the Countries of the World engaged in the Peace process and the Countries victim of the conflicts.

Proposed by the Fondazione Mediterraneo with the Maison des Alliances – together with the main adherent organizations, such as the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, the League of Arab States, the "Anna Lindh" Euro-Mediterranean Foundation and others, the MdP represents a referent point for all the ones who dedicate their lives to peace.

The symbol of the MdP is the "Totem for Peace", an artwork by the Italian sculptor Mario Molinari which the Fondazione Mediterraneo is promoting all around the world, creating the network of the "Cities for Peace".

The first seat of the MdP was inaugurated on the 14th of June 2010 (Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture) in the historical building of the Grand Hotel de Londres in Naples.

The action of the Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture aims at improving the main activities of the "Universal Forum of Cultures" in: Barcelona (2004), Monterrey (2007), Valparaiso (2010) and Naples (2013).

The Maison de la Paix performs most of the initiatives jointly with the Maison de la Méditerranée.

 

The Fondazione Mediterraneo participated in the presentation of the "ISPI Report 2019" entitled "The end of a world. The drift of the liberal order" held at the University of Naples" L’Orientale "(Palazzo Corigliano).

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In a city bathed in rain, Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass in the Prince Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex. An exciting moment characterized by the presence and sharing of the Moroccan Catholic community - less than 1% of the population - who wanted to greet and pay tribute to the Holy Father.
"Be a Church in dialogue, not worried about the number, but of your authenticity", this is the invitation that Pope Francis addressed to the clerous, men and women religious and the Ecumenical Council of the Churches reborn in the cathedral of Rabat.

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"The visit of Pope Francis to Morocco is a further step in interreligious dialogue," said the President of the  Foundazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso, recalling the ancient links with Morocco since 1989.
"We are proud to have contributed in our own small way to strengthening the conditions for visits to Abu Dhabi and Rabat through a small daily work of confrontation between Islam and the Catholic Church in order to highlight what unites and not what divides ", President Capasso concluded during a dialogue with the international press.

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