The Community of Sant’Egidio is one of the most remarkable, and lesser-known, examples of faith in action in the Catholic Church today. The identity of the Community of Sant’Egidio is guided by what Pope Francis has called the three P’s: Prayer, Peace, and the Poor.
Since 1968, the Community has offered a powerful witness of lay people living out their faith through programs that, for example, provide material and emotional support for the elderly, the homeless, and those suffering from HIV/AIDS.
Sant’Egidio has also worked closely with Pope Francis on a number of projects, such as resettling refugees, developing the Humanitarian Corridors program that has settled over 2,500 refugees in Italy, and operating the Pope’s recently opened home for the homeless.
Sant’Egidio has also been an effective protagonist for global peacemaking, most recently helping to broker an end to hostilities in the brutal and long-running South Sudan conflict.
The Community has been nominated for a Nobel Prize for Peace.
Sant’Egidio’s president, Marco Impagliazzo, will be in New York for meetings at the United Nations and he will speak with Fordham’s community about Sant’Egidio’s mission in today’s world, how they are working to assist the Pope, and how faith can make a difference.
This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, and students.