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A Night of Solidarity
Thursday, May 11th, 7:00 PM EDT
Join us for our second annual Night of Solidarity - an evening of arts and refreshments. There will be a performance by Ana Marcelo, Chris Morrissey and Rich Hinman followed by food and refreshments.
After nearly 30 years of life in New York City, the Community of Sant’Egidio wishes to open a House of Solidarity, an answer to the drama the city is living through due to the pandemic, proposing an innovative way to respond to the challenges of our time together. The project is a space where a culture of solidarity and peace may grow, with services to the most vulnerable, such as showers and laundry, spaces for the School of Peace for disadvantaged children, classrooms for programs such as English with Friends, and an office for the Sant’Egidio Foundation for Peace and Dialogue.
Sant'Egidio was founded in Rome in 1968 and is now present in all continents and more than 65 countries. Its pillars around the world are Prayer, Poor, and Peace.
Prayer: Sant'Egidio is a lay catholic movement, which means it is made up of ordinary catholics, not necessarily priest or individuals vowed in religious life. Its members do not take vows, but are all guided and accompanied by a deep Catholic faith. Sant'Egidio is open to echumenical and inter-religious churches and welcomes all to participate in our prayer and services, no matter what their religious beliefs are.
The Poor are brothers and sisters, friends of Sant’Egidio. Friendship with whoever is in a moment of need – elderly, homeless, migrants, disabled people, prisoners, street children – is the distinctive trait of the lives of whom is part of Sant’Egidio.
Peace has always been a central work of Sant’Egidio: to protect it wherever it is threatened and to help re-build it wherever needed. The work to foster peace is part of a bigger service of reconciliation. It is also part of the fraternity lived through ecumenical commitment and inter-religious dialogue, in the “Spirit of Assisi”.
In the United States Sant'Egidio is present in New York, Boston, Washington DC, South Bend, Chicago, and Miami and serves at risk children, individuals living on the street, elderly, and prisoners.