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)

 

A delegation from the city of Ottaviano led by the parish priest and Sister Anna Avenia (FMA) visited the Museum of Peace - in particular the paths dedicated to “Don Bosco, the power of love” - and paid homage to the TOTEM OF PEACE with the urn of the Unknown Migrant in the Port of Naples by placing a laurel wreath.
Present were representatives of various countries, of the Port Authority of Naples, of the Salesian Family, of the FMA Sisters and of the Anna Lindh Italia Onlus Federation.
The parish priest of Ottaviano with a representation of the religious community recited the prayer of the Migrant, shared by the Muslim representatives of the participating Campania communities with their associations to the Anna Lindh Italia Federation.

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Presented by Pia Molinari, Mohamed Abou El Enein - with a large delegation of diplomats and journalists of the Arab Republic of Egypt, led by the Ambassador of Egypt in Italy Hisham Badr - paid homage to the section of the Museum of Peace - MAMT dedicated to Mario Molinari, expressing admiration for the Sculptor of color.

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A joint delegation of the Arab Republic of Egypt - led by Mohamed Abou El Enein and the Ambassador of Egypt in Italy Hisham Mohamed Moustafa Badr and composed of Arab parliamentarians and journalists - and of the Republic of Tunisia - led by Consul General Beya Ben Abdelbaki Fraoua - paid tribute to the TOTEM DELLA PACE with the urn of the Unknown Migrant in the Port of Naples by placing a laurel wreath.
Present were representatives of various countries, of the Port Authority of Naples, of the Salesian Family, of the FMA Sisters and of the “Federazione Anna Lindh Italia onlus”.
The parish priest of Ottaviano with a representation of the religious community recited the prayer of the migrant, shared by the Muslim representatives of the participating Campania communities with their associations to the “Federazione Anna Lindh Italia”.

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