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.



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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Welcomed by Pia Molinari and Michele Capasso, the Minister for Cultural Heritage and Tourism Dario Franceschini visited the emotional section dedicated to the work of Mario Molinari, a sculptor of color.
Franceschini has focused in particular on the "Casa-museo" of Turin and on the "Totem of Peace" expressing appreciation for the monumental work carried out in the Port of Naples that contains the urn with the relics of the Unknown Migrant.
At the end of the visit the Minister received from Pia Molinari the monograph of the "Sculptor of Color".

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The TOTEM OF PEACE by sculptor Molinari - which the Fondazione Mediterraneo has been spreading throughout the world for over 10 years - becomes the symbol of the "WORLD PEACE FORUM": a world meeting on the theme of conflict management and peace that will take place in Naples every year, starting from 2019.
A further recognition, in view of the thirty-year anniversary, of the commitment of the Fondazione Mediterraneo for the PEACE.

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On the occasion of the Celebration of San Giovanni Bosco, took place, at the oratory of the Santa Maria Mazzarello Institute in Torre Annunziata, the inauguration of the work "Totem della Pace" by the Molinari sculptor. After the greetings of the director of the institute Suor Marianna,of the southern vice-director SuorCarlaandof the person in charge of the oratory Sister Angela, have participated the president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso, the person in charge of the "Totem della Pace" project Pia Molinari, the mayor of Torre Annuziata Enzo Ascione and the priests Don Franco and Don Mario. In particular, President Capasso underlined the importance of the "Hands of Peace" reproduced by the boys and girls of the Oratory: a COMMITMENT to be builders of peace that since childhood must involve children so that they grow up with a totality of values ​​capable of countering the adversities and the evil of life.

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