Totem for Peace

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The "Totem of Peace", the work of the Turin sculptor Mario Molinari, is the symbol of the "United States of the World" and represents the Peace: it was chosen in 1997 by 3,000 representatives of 181 countries and since then the "United States of the World" with the "Fondazione Mediterraneo" are spreading this universal symbol by setting up the network of "Cities for Peace".
The sculptor Mario Molinari was an artist of clear fame, sensitive to the themes of peace and dialogue between cultures, as evidenced by his numerous works and his life.
The cultural project of the "Totem of Peace" is carried out in the world by Michele Capasso: dedicated, since 1987, to the construction of dialogue as a tool for the mediation of conflicts, he combines his international experience of social and intercultural planning and planning with the professional one of architect and engineer.
Many countries have created the monumental work symbolising peace and coexistence between different peoples. Among the main ones are:


The sail that symbolizes the journey, the sea. This “Mare Nostrum” of ​​Ours which was the cradle of civilization, the scene of clashes and battles between the people who inhabited it but also and above all of the exchange of goods and knowledge. A sea celebrated in myth where Ulysses got lost, continuing to wander in his desperate search for his way back. The sail that turns red, at dawn and dusk, at departure and return in the immutable rhythm of the Universe .


Fondazione Mediterraneo assigned the title of “Peacekeepers” to officers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their contribution to the realization of the Totem for Peace, by the Italian sculptor Mario Molinari, at the Farnesina.

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The International Committee for the "Totem for Peace" – whose members include the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Mons. Fouad Twal; the President of the Moroccan Parliament Abdelwahad Radi; politicians, diplomats and intellectuals from all over the world – decided to dedicate the original work by the sculptor Mario Molinari, which will be inaugurated at the Farnesina, to the Italians perished in Afghanistan.

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The District Council of Rutino accepted the proposal made by Fondazione Mediterraneo to create a Totem for Peace in the City.

The Totem is a work by the Italian sculptor Mario Molinari, composed of a red sail representing not only the tragedies and the dead that blood-stained the Mediterranean, the Middle East region and the rest of the World but, essentially, the rebirth of trust and the reconstruction of dialogue.
The two semi-circles coloured in yellow and orange represent the dawn and the sunset of the sun on the blue sea: a sing of joy, colour and hope for a future made of peace and shared development.

Participated at the meeting President Michele Capasso, Ambassador Antonio Badini, the Mayor of Rutino Michele Voria and members of the District Council.

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President of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso presented to the Mayor of Trieste Roberto Dipiazza the proposal for the realization of the Totem for Peace in the city.

During a press conference for the Triestfilmfestival, Capasso illustrated the importance of the initiative, especially in a city like Trieste.

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