“Politics must regain its role of social mediation in building the common good and a willingness to collaborate in the search for shared solutions, both internationally and in relations between the States within civil society against the prevalence of new forms of hatred and intolerance. A context that today endangers the dialogue on human rights that we have the duty to protect and implement.”

These are the words of the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, at the meeting of the delegation of Rondine, the diplomatic corps to the Holy See, organized in collaboration with the Ambassador George Poulides, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, held November 28, 2018, in the Old Synod Hall in the Vatican.

“The Holy See’s commitment is to promote the widest possible comparison with all the individuals and institutions who work to protect human rights and promote the common good and social development – continues the Secretary of State – for so today I express the support to Rondine and its twenty-year commitment to building a peaceful society starting with the training of young people so that they can become the new ruling class of urgently needed, able to communicate and find solutions to the increasing conflict most widespread and diverse, focusing on the common good and respect for all rights, starting with the weakest. “

Cardinal Parolin joined the support towards the three-year global campaign Leaders for Peace, presented by the organization Rondine, which hopes to train young leaders who will work for peace.

The Appeal – presented on October the 11th to the President of the Italian republic Sergio Mattarella and on December the 3rd to Pope Francis I – has been read to the Diplomatic staff by two youngers, one Palestinian and the other Israeli.

“We ask you to embrace this Appeal and to sign it – asserts the President and Founder of Rondine Franco Vaccari addressing the ambassadors – Starting with the involvement of your colleagues representatives at the United Nations, so that the beginning of the triennial campaign, on December the 10th, acquires immediately a huge moral and political strength”.

Indeed, this Appeal is going to be also presented to the Member States at the United Nations Headquarter in New York, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Rondine is going to participate upon the invitation of the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and expose its experience in conflict transformation.

“These youngsters together, stayed truth to their own populations, but at the same time they identified and dissolved the negative images of the enemy. Rondine has chosen concreteness, aims to go on nurturing hope in this world, step by step” concludes Vaccari “Educating peace leaders to spread all around the world a new educative method. Educate many new leaders with a new method able to deal with sufferings and to wipe out from the planet the supreme pain of war. This is the duty that nowadays we can share and, together, achieve!”

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