Ega for the Sant’Egidio Community
06 Sep 2015 - 08 Sep 2015

This event is the development of an idea which originated from His Holiness Pope John Paul II, who, in 1986, invited sixty religious leaders to Assisi for a "world prayer day". Since then, the Sant'Egidio Community has taken over the duty of spreading the "spirit of Assisi", around the planet and an annual interfaith meeting is organised in different European cities.

The 28th International Meeting entitled "Peace is always possible” was organised by the Sant'Egidio Community in collaboration with the Albanian Bishops' Conference, the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania and the Government of Albania.

Twenty years after the end of the war in the Balkans, Tirana became the world capital for dialogue between religions, hosting religious leaders and intellectuals from all over the world as well as many thousands of pilgrims with different languages ​​and cultures.

Coordination of hundreds of religious leaders, speakers and intellectuals who came from different countries in the world together with the enthusiastic audience of young Albanians who attended the event.

Organisation of 27 panels on the most topical and burning issues: the tragedies of migration, conflicts in Syria, Libya, Iraq and Lebanon, the environmental and social crisis, the relationship between religion and violence, global solidarity, unity for Christians, and ecology.

Management, in a coordinated manner, of the different locations scattered around the city centre of Tirana: the Orthodox Cathedral, the Tirana International Hotel, the National History Museum, the Congress Palace, Hotel Rogner, the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Polytechnic University of Tirana.

Working daily and simultaneously in many different languages: English, French, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Albanian, Turkish, and Chinese.

religious lecturer leaders and men of culture
young people from all over Albania