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.




The Ambassadors in Italy of Morocco, Hassan Abouyub, Egypt, Mohamed Ashraf Gaml Eldin Rashed, Jordan, S.A.R. Wijdan Al-Hashemi, Malta, Walter Balzan, Austria, Christian Berlakovits and from the Sultanato of Oman, Said Nasser Al-Harty payed homage to the original work Totem for Peace by the Italian sculptor Mario Molinari, which has been inaugurated at the Farnesina by H.B. Mons. Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarca of Jerusalem.

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On the occasion of the ianuguration at the Farnesina of the original work Totem for Peace, by sculptor Molinari, Mayors from the cities where the Totem has already been realized symbolically hand on the baton to the Ambassadors from Arab Countries (Egypt, Jordan, Malta, Morocco, Oman) where the work will be realized next months.

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Fondazione Mediterraneo assigned the title of “Peace-builder”, signed by the Under-secretary of State Stefania Craxi, the President of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso and H.B. Mons. Fouad Twal, to the memory of the Italian soldiers fallen in Afghanistan who sacrificed their live sto defend democracy and human rights.

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Farnesina becomes the symbol of Peace by the solemn ceremony of the inauguration of the Totem for Peace, original work by Molinari. The monument was devoted to the Italian soldiers fallen for Peace and was blessed by H.B. Mons. Fouad Twal, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem.

The ceremony was attended by: Ambassadors from Euro-Mediterranean Countries; Bishops and Archbishops from different Countries of the World; the Mayors from the "Cities for Peace" and from the Farnesina the Under-secretary of State Stefania Craxi, the General Manager Giovan Battista Verderame, the Permanent Under-secretary Sandro De Bernardin, the Vice Permanent Under-secretary Vincenza Lo Monaco and Mario Sammartino and others officers.

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The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, H.B. Mons. Fouad Twal: this symbol of Peace will be soon in the Holy Land

On Wednesday the 13th October 2010 at 5,15 p.m. in Rome at Palazzo della Farnesina - Ministry of Foreign Affairs - it has been held the inauguration ceremony of the Totem for Peace, by the sculptor Mario Molinari, that Fondazione Mediterraneo is spreading all over the world creating the network "Cities for Peace”.


On this occasion, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem H.B. Mons. Fouad Twal announced the future realization of the "Totem for Peace" in the Holy Land, near the Baptism Font site, where a new church is been built and where the flow of the pilgrims and visitors is among the highest in the world.

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