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The Garden of the Righteous of Assisi

On 6 March 2015, European Day of the Righteous, the city of Assisi will enter Gariwo's international network with its own Garden of the Righteous, whose physical center will be the courtyard of the Bishop's palace, and will grow all along with true and symbolic trees and projects in all the city's territory.

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“Facing the dark times of history with empathy”

Ulrich Klan is writer, composer and teacher. He belongs to the founders of Armin T. Wegner Society, is its president and the editor of Armin T. Wegner`s books. We interviewed him about the celebrations of European Day of the Righteous on 6 March in Düsseldorf, the first one in Germany

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"The Righteous in my homeland"

Dyana Shaloufi Rizek is one of the people in charge of Neve Shalom, a village inhabited by Arab Palestinians and Israeli Jews who on 10 March will celebrate the first International Day of the Righteous in all mass atrocities. We are honored to publish her reflections. 

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Razan, Ghiyath and the Syria we are turning our eyes away from

When the opportunity arose, to nominate two Righteous people from Syria for recognition as Righteous in cooperation with Gariwo, I immediately thought of Razan Zaitouneh and Ghiyath Matar. These two figures embody the third way for Syria, and even more the third way undertaken by the Arab world, the one that opposes religious fundamentalism and totalitarianism. 

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Turin joins EU Day of the Righteous

Turin City Hall joined the European Day of the Righteous, that was set up by the European Parliament upon Gariwo proposal to remember the men and women who bravely rescued and defended the persecuted during genocide and totalitarianism.

Persecutions > Human rights and crimes against humanity

​Nemtsov: another bullet to democracy

It was short after Midnight of 27 February when Boris Nemtsov, 55-year old politician known for being one of Putin’s fiercest opponents, was killed by 4 firearm shots on the bridge that leads to the Red Square, one of the most surveilled places of the country.

Culture > Education

Uniting the Arab world against ISIS

Not only the Muslim civil society mobilized in Oslo to create a "peace ring" to protect the Jewish Community after the Copenhagen attacks. The Great Imam of Al Azhar also called for reform of religious teaching to counter extremism. El Pais pointed out these are all signs of the "senseless goodness" put forward by writer and Gariwo chairman Gabriele Nissim

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​The memory of Good and education to responsibility

3 March 2015 at 6 p.m., Palazzo Cusani, via Brera, 15 - Milan: "The European Day of the Righteous – The Memory of Good and Education to responsibility” in the presence of Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Milan's Mayor Giuliano Pisapia, the Commander of the NATO Quick Response force in Italy Riccardo Marchiò and the Dean of Milan's Consular Corps, Massimo Baggi

Waiting for 6 March

In honor of Alga

We publish the Introduction journalist Luciano Scalettari, Africa correspondent of magazine Famiglia cristiana,wrote of Alganesh Fessaha's book, Occhi nel deserto (Eyes in the Desert), about the rescue of migrants in the Sinai.

The Picture

European Day of the Righteous
the picture created by Sabina Schkolnik Saad for EU Day of the Righteous

The Righteous of the week

Alghanesh Fessaha

Alganesh Fessaha has Eritrean origins, though she’s been living in Italy for 40 years. Ayurvedic medicin specialist, she is the co-founder and president of the Gandhi NGO. It is because of the strength of her voice, the voice of an uncensored truth, that she obtains the Peace Award by the President of Regione Lombardia in 2009... We will honor her on European Day 2015

Italian Coast Guard

The rescue endeavour performed by the Coast Guard, from Lampedusa to all of Italian coasts, can be considered as a professional duty. Actually, women and men struggling to save the hopeless en route to Italian coasts do it with a sense of humanity and a spirit of sacrifice that goes far beyond the mere compliance of a duty, to the point of endanger theirselves’ safety. We will honor them on 6 March 2015 in the Milan Garden of the Righteous for European Day of the Righteous

The other Righteous
to be honored on next 6 March

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Alghanesh Fessaha

A woman to the rescue of migrants in Africa and Lampedusa