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Event #3

Eraldo Affinati, Salvatore Lombardo

An act of humanity to be performed

The event has been moved from Chiostro di San Francesco to Auditorium I.I.S. Parentucelli-Arzelà

 

Faced with the mass migrations we are witnessing today, it would be an illusion to believe that the resulting problems may be delegated solely to state political and administrative leaders. Europe, in particular, is an anthropological laboratory in full ferment. Certainly, not even a collective policy will be enough to fix things. «There is an act of humanity to be performed» wrote Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, which each of us is called to, to give meaning and value to the emotions we feel when we encounter people of different cultures. A writer and passionate teacher, and a member of the High Commission for Refugees, lead a conversation about these crucial issues from a 20th century perspective.

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ERALDO AFFINATI
Eraldo Affinati

(Roma, 1956) is a writer and teacher. His books, published mainly by Mondadori, include Bandiera bianca (1995), Campo del sangue (1997), Un teologo contro Hitler (2002), La Città dei Ragazzi (2008), Elogio del ripetente (2013) and Vita di vita (2014). He is the founder of Penny Wirton, a free Italian school for immigrants. With his wife, Anna Luce Lenzi, he is author of the manual Italiani anche noi (Il Margine, vol. 1, 2011, vol. 2, 2015).

Salvatore Lombardo
Salvatore Lombardo

, jurist, has worked in the humanitarian field for more than thirty years, first with the UN High Commission for Refugees and, since 2008, with the UN Organisation for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). He has worked in the Horn of Africa, in Congo, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Lebanon, former Yugoslavia and in the occupied territories of Jerusalem. In 2015 he returned to ACNUR, in Geneva, where he works in Human Resources.

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