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New hopes for region as holy land

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 7 gennaio 2012

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Bishops from across Europe and North America will meet from 8 to 12 January in Jerusalem for the annual meeting of the Holy Land Coordination at a time of political and social change in the region. This year they will meet local Christians across the Holy Land, with parish visits to Gaza, Nablus and Jerusalem on Sunday 8 January, as well as meetings in Haifa, Ramallah and Jerusalem. With the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land, the opening session of the Coordination will take place on Monday 9 January. During the four days of the meeting, there will be addresses from His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal and His Excellency the Apostolic Nuncio Antonio Franco, presentations from academics and a view from both Israelis and Palestinians about the impact of the “Arab Spring” and the socio-political changes in the region.Mgr. Duarte da Cunha, General Secretary of CCEE will also participate to express in the name of the presidency of CCEE the closeness of the European Church to the Christians in the Land that saw Jesus being born, die and resurrect. Sustaining the wellbeing of the Christians we are sure that peace for all persons living in that region will be strengthened and become more stable.Archbishop Patrick Kelly said: “The “Arab Spring” is a reality which has many different aspects, some positive, some negative for Christian Communities and there is great uncertainty as to what will happen in the coming months. In such a small region what happens in Damascus cannot but have an effect on what is happening in Bethlehem and what happens in Egypt must touch Gaza, where some of the Bishops hope to celebrate Mass. Anything happening in any one of those countries inevitably touches them all.’In addition to the prayers, liturgies and formal visits to other Catholic rites and Christian denominations, on Tuesday 10 January, there will be a visit to Haifa, during which there will be an inter-religious exchange with the Jews, Muslims, Druze and Bahai. Political meetings will take place with both Israeli and Palestinian ministers.Since 1998, the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has organised the annual meeting of the Coordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church of the Holy Land and at the invitation of the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land. It is often more simply called the Holy Land Co-ordination.Mandated by the Holy See, the Holy Land Co-ordination meets every January in the Holy Land, focusing on prayer, pilgrimage and persuasion with the aim of acting in solidarity with the Christian community there and sharing in the pastoral life of the local Church as it experiences intense political and social-economic pressure.

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Kader Attia: Holy Land

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 2 giugno 2010

San Gimignano (SI), 6 giugno 2010 (11.00-18.00) via del Castello 11, fino al 4 settembre, da martedì a sabato, 14.00-19.00  Attia si interessa da sempre alle dinamiche che regolano i rapporti tra est e ovest del mondo, ai conflitti di identità che nascono da una società multietnica e globlalizzata. Partendo dalla pluralità della sua formazione culturale, Kader Attia affronta il complesso rapporto tra Europa e immigrazione analizzando una serie di problematiche storiche e contemporanee: a partire dalla politica coloniale francese, fino al confronto tra la cultura nord africana -sradicata  dal suo contesto d’origine- e la seducente cultura del consumo professata dall’occidente. Perfettamente incastonato in questa dualità, il suo lavoro riflette il disagio e il fallimento della mancata integrazione.  Kader Attia rivendica la differenza come valore. Utilizzando media diversi -dalla fotografia, al video, alla installazione spesso resa con un linguaggio simbolico ed un’estetica minimale- l’artista indaga sul concetto di diversità, sia questa culturale o religiosa, sessuale o socio-politica. Le sue opere esplorano le tensioni, i traumi, le paure insite nella nostra società.  In questa personale Kader Attia presenta un’installazione nel giardino di Galleria Continua- Holy Land che dà anche il titolo alla mostra- ed un’opera inedita Open your Eyes, doppia proiezione di diapositive installate nello spazio Torre della galleria.
Kader Attia nasce nel 1970 nei sobborghi parigini di Seine-Saint-Denis da famiglia algerina. Attualmente vive e lavora a Berlino.

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Peace in the Holy Land

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 16 gennaio 2010

Catholic Bishops of the 10th Holy Land Co-ordination today urged political leaders and people of goodwill to be courageous in seeking a just peace in the Holy Land. The Holy Land Co-ordination represents Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Europe and North America. It was formed in Jerusalem in 1998 at the request of the Holy See. The Bishops meet with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land every year and through prayer, encouraging pilgrimage and political persuasion seek to demonstrate solidarity with the local Church in the difficult socio-political climate. This year the focus was on the crucial situation in East Jerusalem: property confiscations and evictions. In the final communiqué, the Bishops said: “We urge all people to support public officials who take courageous initiatives for a just resolution of the conflict—a two-state solution with security and recognition for Israel, and a viable and independent state for Palestinians.  For us, this is not merely about politics; it is an issue of basic human rights.” One issue that was brought to the fore has been the growing distance between Israelis and Palestinians where a lack of human contact undermines trust and dialogue. In visits to parishes across the West Bank, Bethlehem University, the seminary at Beit Sahour the Bishops heard the stories of everyday life. There were also presentations from Israeli, Palestinian and international commentators about the current situation. Despite the lack of progress in securing a two-state solution for all, the Bishops believe progress is possible with determination and international support. “Despite the wounds of this land, love and hope are alive.  Peace with justice is within reach, but political leaders and all people of goodwill need courage to achieve it.”

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Terra Santa: ponti solidarietà

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 9 gennaio 2010

Anche nel 2010 si svolgerà l’annuale visita (dal 10 al 14 gennaio) di una delegazione di ventisei persone tra vescovi e rappresentanti di Conferenze episcopali e organismi ecclesiali europei e nord americani visiteranno le popolazioni cristiane e le Chiese presenti in Terra Santa. L’annuale visita, è organizzata dal Coordinamento delle Conferenze episcopali a favore della Chiesa della Terra Santa e dell’Assemblea dei vescovi cattolici della Terra Santa (abbreviato con Holy Land Co-ordination: HLC 2010). Quest’anno, su esplicito mandato dei Presidenti delle Conferenze episcopali membri del CCEE (Consiglio delle Conferenze Episcopali d’Europa) riunitisi in Plenaria nell’ottobre scorso (Parigi, 1-4 ottobre 2009), farà parte della delegazione ecclesiale anche P. Duarte da Cunha, Segretario generale del CCEE. La delegazione inizierà il suo viaggio incontrando le comunità cristiane a Gaza e le parrocchie nella West Bank. Nei giorni seguenti sono previsti incontri con le popolazioni locali, giovani sacerdoti e seminaristi, una visita all’università di Bethlehem e al Seminario di Beit Safa. Particolarmente attesi sono gli incontri, mercoledì 13, con il Presidente Shimon Peres e il Presidente Mahmud Abbas. La visita si concluderà giovedì 14 gennaio a Gerusalemme con una celebrazione al Santo Sepolcro e con una conferenza stampa.

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