Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy – Monthly Press Roundup

Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy – Monthly Press Roundup

The Italian Protestant churches against bombing in Syria

Rome, April 20, 2018 (NEVCS20) – “Peace, peace, they say, when there is no peace” (Jeremiah, 6:14). As in the time of the prophet Jeremiah, in the face of the new Syrian scenario, governments and international organizations invoke peace, while actually they act with war. 

Satisfaction of the Federation of Protestant Churches for the release of the Open Arms

Rome, 16 April 2018 (NEV/CS17) – The Preliminary Investigative Judge of Ragusa, Giovanni Giampiccolo, rejected a request from the Public Prosecutor’s office and has ordered the release of the Open Arms, a ship operated by the Spanish NGO Proactiva.

Dialogue between Muslims and Protestants: looking at future generations

Rome (NEV), 23 April 2018 – What is the sense of having a dialogue? With whom, how and where? These are the questions that have marked the works of the meeting “Protestantism and Islam: routes of dialogue”.

Media. Humanitarian corridors at the Perugia International Journalism Festival

Rome (NEV), 22 April 2018 – “Lights and shadows of the humanitarian corridors: functioning, perspectives and media representation”: this was the title of a panel at the XII edition of the International Journalism Festival in Perugia. 

Information: An Essential Tool for Migrants

Roma (NEV), 12 April 2018 – “Knowledge is power”, goes the saying. A maxim which is perhaps even more pertinent for those who need international protection. How does someone apply? What are the criteria? 

On April 8th, Methodists and Waldensians observed the Sunday of Legality

Rome (NEV), April 9, 2018 – On April 8th, the Methodist and Waldesian churches observed the Sunday of legality. Established in 2009 on the initiative of the Methodists and Waldensians from Southern Italy, from 2013 it became a national event in the awareness that “the Christian faith must learn how to denounce abuse and injustice”.

Mandatory vaccination? Protestant experts say OK

Rome (NEV), 19 April 2018 – The Bioethics Commission of the Baptist, Methodist and Waldensian churches positively assessed the mandatory vaccination, a subject widely discussed in the Italian general debate. 

The British and Foreign Bible Society ends its Activity in Italy

Rome (NEV), April 9th, 2018 – After 210 years of activity, the British and Foreign Bible Society (SBBF) in Italy ends its activity. From the 1st of April, the Society interrupted the editing and the distribution of biblical texts in view of the permanent cessation of its presence in our country. 

Florence. A Garden named after Henry Dunant, Protestant and founder of the Red Cross

Rome (NEV), April 30, 2018 – Inauguration on May 8th, on the occasion of the Red Cross and Red Crescent World Day, and of the 190th anniversary of the Swiss humanist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist’s birth.

Calabria, Badolato. Memorial plaques for migrants without a name

Rome (NEV), 2 April 2018 – “Not only are lives buried in the Mediterranean Sea, but also stories of those who have no grave and of those who cannot be mourned. 

Towards the Lutheran Synod. What priorities after the 500th anniversary of the Reformation?

Rome (NEV), 23 April 2018 – The Synod of the Lutheran Evangelical Church in Italy (CELI) will open on April 28th in Rome. Until next May 1st about fifty pastors and delegates from local churches will be asked to evaluate the work of the Consistory, the executive body of CELI, and to indicate priorities for the near future.