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 General Manager of the Community Service National Bureau Leonzio Borea received the title of "Peace Keeper" during the opening session of the first International Peace Workshop, hosted by the Fondazione Mediterraneo from 15th through 17th October.

The titles of "Peace Keeper" are attributed to all those who work for the realisation across the world of the Totems for Peace, created by the sculptor Mario Molinari.

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The Mayor of Ispica, Piero Rustico, accepted the proposal made by President Michele Capasso of creating a seat of Fondazione Mediterraneo in Ispica dedicated to the inter-religious dialogue and to creativity.

The project is based on the realization of the "Totem for Peace" by the Italian sculptor Mario Molinari, which represents the Countries of the Greater Mediterranean and that will be positioned - in various dimension - in the most important cities of the world and in the building of the “Maison de la Paix”.
The Totem will be positioned in the heart of the city of Ispica, within the framework of a larger project which insert Ispica in the Unesco World Heritage.

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A Delegation of the Sultanate of Oman, guided by the Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs Abdullah Mohammad Abdullah Al Salmi and composed by the Ambassador Said Nasser Al-Harthy, the Advisor Sheikh Kahlan Nabhan Al-Kharusi and by professor of Islamic Studies Ridwan Al-Sayyid, visited Fondazione Mediterraneo.

On this occasion have been analyzed possible cooperations between the Sultanate of Oman and the Fondazione Mediterraneo. In particular, the Minister Abdullah Mohammad Abdullah Al Salmi expressed appreciation for the activities carried out by FM to promote dialogue and cooperation.

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President of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso met the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
On this occasion Capasso remembered activities carried out by Fondazione Mediterraneo in favour of Turkey and the Prime Minister´s Official Visit in Naples on September the 2nd, 2005.

Mr. Erdoğan expressed his support to the actions of the "Totem for Peace" and the Maison de la Paix".
The city of Istanbul has been chosen to realize the "Totem for Peace".
For this realization, Mr. Capasso, proposed to create a special work, reproducing the Totem for Peace - by the Turin sculptor Molinari with led lights positioned on the 4 piers of the Bosfor Bridge: a symbol of Peace between East and West, between Europe and Asia.

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President of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso met the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
On this occasion Capasso remembered activities carried out by Fondazione Mediterraneo in favour of Turkey and the Prime Minister´s Official Visit in Naples on September the 2nd, 2005.

Mr. Erdoğan expressed his support to the actions of the "Totem for Peace" and the "Maison de la Paix".
The city of Istanbul has been chosen to realize the "Totem for Peace".
For this realization, Mr. Capasso, proposed to create a special work, reproducing the Totem for Peace - by the Turin sculptor Mario Molinari - with led lights positioned on the 4 piers of the Bosfor Bridge: a symbol of Peace between East and West, between Europe and Asia.

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