Maison de la Paix || Casa Universale delle Culture (EN)

CASA UNIVERSALE DELLE CULTURE

The Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture is a place strongly representative, in which will convey the knowledge of the different identities and cultures, structuring permanently initiatives aimed at the spreading of peace, necessary for the shared development.

The Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture (MdP) is a project conceived by Michele Capasso, approved by many Countries and international organizations. It is an architecture that keeps the memory of many Peace activities which created history, often more than the wars, but it is – above all – a space "to build” Peace.

The architectonical complex has an important symbolic worth: it represents the Countries of the World engaged in the Peace process and the Countries victim of the conflicts.

Proposed by the Fondazione Mediterraneo with the Maison des Alliances – together with the main adherent organizations, such as the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, the League of Arab States, the "Anna Lindh" Euro-Mediterranean Foundation and others, the MdP represents a referent point for all the ones who dedicate their lives to peace.

The symbol of the MdP is the "Totem for Peace", an artwork by the Italian sculptor Mario Molinari which the Fondazione Mediterraneo is promoting all around the world, creating the network of the "Cities for Peace".

The first seat of the MdP was inaugurated on the 14th of June 2010 (Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture) in the historical building of the Grand Hotel de Londres in Naples.

The action of the Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture aims at improving the main activities of the "Universal Forum of Cultures" in: Barcelona (2004), Monterrey (2007), Valparaiso (2010) and Naples (2013).

The Maison de la Paix performs most of the initiatives jointly with the Maison de la Méditerranée.

 

In the presence of the General Secretary of the FMA, Sister Piera Cavaglià and other sisters representing the council of the General House, the ceremony for the 40th anniversary of the foundation and the "House of Prayer FMA"was held.
On this occasion the founder, Sister Maria Pia Giudici, held a "Lectio" on the theme of "DISCERNMENT" which will characterize the year of meetings in San Biagio.
Present the "Sanbiagini" coming from all over the world.

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Grande festa a San Biagio per il 95° compleanno di Suor Maria Pia Giudici, coincidente con i 40 anni dalla Fondazione della Casa di Preghiera delle Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice (FMA - Salesiani). Tanti i "Sanbiagini" provenienti da tutto il mondo che hanno festeggiato Suor Maria Pia.
Presente, per la Casa Generalizia FMA, la segretaria generale Suor Piera Cavaglià.
In questa occasione è stato proiettato il film "Maria Pia Giudici. La gioia in una vita semplice" di Michele Capasso: quest'ultimo ha espresso la propria emozione ed il legame a S. Maria Pia.

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On the occasion 95th birthday of sister Maria Pia Giudici and the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the "Casa di preghiera di San Biagio", the film of Michele Capasso "Maria Pia Giudici.Joy in a simple life" was presented.
Many are the praise for the "docufilm" that retraces the life of Sister Maria Pia: among all that of the Secretary General of the General House of the "Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice", Sister Piera Cavaglià.

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As unanimously established by the Italian Steering Committee- held in Naples on July 11, 2017 with the participation of both members of the RIDE and of the Anna Lindh Italia Onlus Federation - a session of the General Assembly of the Italian FAL Network was embedded in the International Conference “Kimiyya”; it was dedicated to the subject “Italy and Women”. This was an opportunity to introduce to leaders of the national networks participating to the event and representatives of 42 countries the role of women in Italy in promoting dialogue and peace.
Several speeches were introduced by the delegate of the Secretariat of Alexandria Mr. Paul Walton, who underlined the role and the importance of Fondazione Mediterraneo for the FAL since its foundation.
Twenty speakers took the floor: the Vice-President of the CONI, Alessandra Sensini, Giohà Giordano, Sister Maria Pia Giudici, the Deputee Anna Maria Carloni, the manager Alessandra Rubino, Paola Parri of CO.PE.A.M. and many other who had the pleasure to join the sessions.
The professors Massimo Pica Cimarra, Carmine Nardone and Don Mario Maritano presented some of the most significant projects of the Italian Network (The Cities of Dialogue, Biodiversity and FALAB, Youth and Peace Education) by gathering the appreciation and collaboration of many of the Leadership present.

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At the International Conference “KIMIYYA THE ACTRESS WOMEN OF THE DIALOGUE”, Fondazione Mediterraneo organized concerts and dinners with the participation of artists from several countries: from France, Christina Rosmini, from Italy Fabio Furìa, Maura Porru, Emilia Zamuner,and Bruno Caviglia.
Great has been the involvement of participants with performances by Tunisian and Moroccan delegations.

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