Totem for Peace

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo – an international non-profit Organisation of Social Utility (Onlus) created in 1994 by Michele Capasso with specialists and internationally recognised scholars on the Euro-Mediterranean area, politicians of international organisations and diplomats involved in peace-building – realised important initiatives in favour of peace and shared development: among these, the creation in Naples of the “Maison de la Paix – Casa Universale delle Culture”. Many Countries and international organisations such as the United Nations, the Parliamentary Assembly of the  Mediterranean, the League of Arab States, the International Organisation for Migrations, the “Anna Lindh” Euro-Mediterranean Foundation joined this project.

The “Totem for Peace”, artwork by the Italian sculptor Mario Molinari, is the symbol of the “Maison de la Paix – Casa Universale delle Culture” and it represents Peace in the World and, especially, in the Greater Mediterranean: the aim of the Fondazione Mediterraneo is to spread this universal symbol to constitute the network of the “Cities for Peace in the World”.

The sculptor Mario Molinari was a famous artist, sensitive to peace and dialogue among cultures, as it is witnessed in his works and life.

The cultural project "Totem for Peace" is carried out around the world by Michele Capasso: since 1990 he voted his life to the creation of a dialogue as an instrument for the resolution of conflicts, combining his internationally experience in social and intercultural fields with his professional carreer as architect and engineer.


The sail represents the travel, the sea. Our Sea which has been the cradle of civilisation, not only theatre of clashes and battles among peoples but also theatre of exchanges of goods and knowledge. A sea, celebrated in the myth, where Ulysses got lost, wandering in his desperate research of a way back. The sail tainted in red, at dawn and sunset, at leaving and return, following the constant rhythm of the Universe.

(M. MOLINARI)

 

The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, coming from 4 continents and representing the "Pontifical Faculty of the Communication AUXILIUM", gathered around the Molinari "Totem for Peace". Accompanied by the principal Sister Pina Del Core and the Superior Sister Maria del Carmen Canales Calzadilla, they paid homage to the monumental work of the Turin sculptor.
The FMA Sisters have expressed admiration for this symbol of peace.

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The awardees of the Mediterranean Award 2018 - ManaSaeed Al-Otaiba, Khalifa al Khalifa, Mustapha Barrouky, Massimo Pica Ciamarra, Domenico De Masi, Luigi Riello, Cesare Sirignano, Catello Maresca and others - accompanied by Ambassadors and Consuls of the Euro-Mediterranean countries and the Gulf gathered around the Totem for Peace and visited the section of the Peace Museum dedicated to the sculptor Mario Molinari with the photos of the “Casa Museo” di Torino realized by Augusto Montaruli.

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Accompanied by the director Sister Bernarda Santamaria Merens, the Sisters of the General House of FMA visited the Museum of Peace - MAMT and, in particular, the emotional sections dedicated to Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello.
Welcomed by President Michele Capasso, the religious gathered around the Totem for Peace by the sculptor Mario Molinari, expressing appreciation for the work and for the Turin House-Museum.

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