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The Center for Oriental Studies in Cairo, where dialogue is life.

The Center for Oriental Studies in Cairo, where dialogue is life.

July 2019

The sun beats down strong on these hot summer days. Moisture sticks to the skin, and the smog that one breathes in the streets of the poor neighborhood of Muski [...]

In Bethlehem, where the mosaic becomes a school

In Bethlehem, where the mosaic becomes a school

July 2019

As part of the current project, “New mosaicists for Bethlehem”, financed by the Province of Trento and carried out by the Association ATS Pro Terra Sancta, a series of cultural [...]

Keep to know: Eleonora's experience in Cyprus

Keep to know: Eleonora's experience in Cyprus

June 2019

“In Italy I never had the chance to work at a job related to my degree, ATS has allowed me for the first time to work in my field of [...]

Jerusalem. Leonardo da Vinci, the continuous search for truth and the contribution we can make today in the Holy Land

Jerusalem. Leonardo da Vinci, the continuous search for truth and the contribution we can make today in the Holy Land

June 2019

On the occasion of the celebrations for the Italian Republic Day, the Italian Consul in Jerusalem invited the many Italians who live and work in Jerusalem to a ceremony held [...]

Bethany. At the Franciscan monastery, an Iftar of hospitality, friendship and brotherhood

Bethany. At the Franciscan monastery, an Iftar of "hospitality, friendship and brotherhood"

June 2019

The tables occupy the churchyard of Bethany, the city a few miles from Jerusalem where Lazarus, Martha and Mary lived. Everything is ready to begin, for the second consecutive year [...]

SpecialItaly Palestine: story of a very important collaboration between Italy and Bethlehem

SpecialItaly Palestine: story of a very important collaboration between Italy and Bethlehem

June 2019

Specialitaly Palestina is the name of the inclusive development project for the tourism sector in Beit Sahour and Bethlehem. Head of the project is the Municipality of Comacchio which proposes [...]

You have done it unto me: the witness of Fr. Firas Lutfi from Aleppo

"You have done it unto me": the witness of Fr. Firas Lutfi from Aleppo

June 2019

Instead of studying and playing, learning art and music, Syrian children have lost all means for normal and dignified growth due to the war. Instead of having fun and playing, [...]

Together to Ein Karem, the town of the Magnificat

Together to Ein Karem, the town of the Magnificat

May 2019

The village of Ein Karem is located a few kilometers from Jerusalem. In this wooded and quiet area according to Christian tradition the Virgin Mary went to visit her cousin [...]