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Italian Association of the Cultural Centers.

Associação dos Trabalhadores Sem-Terra de São Paulo (ATST-SP)
Cleuza and Marcos Zerbini’s movement, born in the 1980s for social purposes, assisted until today more than 70,000 young Brazilians. The founders entrusted the Association to Father Julián Carrón on February 24, 2008, aiming at following Father Giussani’s charism.

Cilla Association
The Cilla Association was formed as an attempt to respond with solidarity to those who live the problem of their own illness or that of a family member in solitude, far away from home. Over time a vast network of solidarity has developed in Italy and abroad, which takes concrete form in the establishment of “hospitality centers” in hospital centers and of “Hospitality Houses,” where human companionship is offered through help in facing the most elementary daily needs.

Euresis Association
The Euresis Association derives from the discovery that the content, method, and gaze upon reality implicated in the experience of scientific knowledge profoundly have to do with the human subject who is its protagonist.
The objective of the Association is to promote initiatives to deepen the value and beauty of scientific work, and to develop its cultural and expressive potential, for its greater enjoyment and greater common usefulness. “We were looking for a name that would express man’s desire to know. Rather than focusing on the search, we wanted to underline the finding (enuresis) because research serves to find, not for permanent doubt. What counts is not so much the individual discoveries, as the human activity of finding” (A.F., 1985).

Associazione Fraternità
Associazione Fraternità: established in 1984, it obtained legal recognition from the Region of Lombardy in 1985. It operates in the field of social work and assistance, and in particular the assistance, education, and training of families, with special attention to children in the formative years. President of the association is Fr Mauro Inzoli.

Associazione Rivela
The Associazione Rivela [Rivela Association], a not-for-profit entity established in 2002 to offer traveling exhibits in the Veneto Region on historical, artistic, and social themes (among others, the exhibits prepared for the Meeting for Friendship Amongst Peoples of Rimini), also seeks to valorize the cultural and religious meaning of local events. It involves volunteers who take on responsibility for organizing the exhibits, and supports them in problems related to installation, advertising, transportation of material, and formation of guides.

AVSI (Association of Volunteers for International Service) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization engaged in international projects of aid to development. It is present in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Among the links provided are: AVSI press (update and archive of the periodical Buonenotizie), the Christmas Tents, long-distance adoptions, and other links active in the field of solidarity (UN, UNICEF, the weekly Vita).

Banco Alimentare
Banco Alimentare is a not-for-profit organization specializing in the collection and free distribution of food. Every year it helps thousands of needy people and facilitates the stock reduction of companies with excess supplies. The site contains a map of the Food Bank locations throughout Italy; articles, annual reports, the newsletter PocheParole, and the results of the annual National Collections.

Banco Farmaceutico
The Pharmaceutical Bank is a not-for-profit organization founded in December 2000 to supply over-the-counter medicines free of charge to hundreds of associations assisting thousands of poor people. Every year on the second Saturday of February, a collection of medicines is held in pharmacies, under the initiative entitled “Give a medicine to those who need it.”
Banco Farmaceutico is currently present in almost all the Italian provinces.

Biblioteca dello Spirito
The Cultural Center “Biblioteca dello Spirito [Library of the Spirit]” was born in 1993 in Moscow as a meeting place between the Eastern and Western spiritual and cultural traditions, as an expression of the synergy of some European cultural institutions: the Foundation Russia Cristiana, the then Apostolic Administration of Moscow, and a prestigious Orthodox body, the International Training Centre of the Christian Saints Cyril and Methodius in Minsk.

Cara beltà
This website is dedicated to beauty, which is “dear,” as Leopardi calls it (“dear beauty”), because it rouses our affection: the Truth attracts us offering itself as beautiful. We propose, without any claim of completeness, Proponiamo senza alcuna pretesa di completezza alcune riletture di autori e opere nel campo letterario, artistico e musicale.

Centro Culturale di Milano
Founded in 1981, the cMc received on December 7, 2000 the Ambrogino d’Oro, an award given by the City of Milan, for its twenty years of activity. It has organized events and meetings with the participation of writers, artists, politicians, and Nobel Prize winners from Italy and abroad. The site contains an archive, press file, and an up-to-date program of upcoming events.

Claudio Chieffo, singer-songwriter
Claudio Chieffo is the first, in chronological order, among the Italian Catholic singer-songwriters; he is unanimously acknowledged as one of the founders of this music, with a long story and a rich creativity. This website comprises his story and his entire discography.

Cometa is a work oriented to the education and support of minors and their families. Beginning with the educative experience of several families, this constantly growing reality has made hospitality, education, and sharing daily life the guiding principles of their work.

Compagnia delle Opere
In light of the Social Doctrine of the Church, the association stands with many entrepreneurs and professionals who want to tackle economic, social, and cultural challenges in a constructive and innovative way. This active friendship, which relies on the sense of responsibility and on the desire to contribute to the common good which characterize each person, takes the form of various for-profit and not-for-profit initiatives. Among them, Matching, an event that fosters relations between entrepreneurs and supports a change in the enterprises; Scuola d’Impresa [Business School], which aims at rediscovering the true meaning of work and at giving the right value to the business assets; Expandere, a network which offers meeting and business opportunities among local businesses; a support to the work, to social and educational works, and to services for internationalization, with business missions abroad and a permanent presence in 18 countries.

Crossroads Cultural Center was born in 2004 in New York on the initiative of four friends who felt the desire to propose, within New York varied scenery, the cultural position that was the basis of their experience in the movement of Communion and Liberation.

Cultura cattolica [Catholic Culture]
This website, by the slogan “One thousand themes. One single judgment,” wants to show a faith that becomes culture and makes it possible for a people to be reborn. This is a useful tool for those who work in education.

Cultura cristiana [Christian Culture]
There is a Christian culture that in its essential characteristics is already comprised in the Gospels and doesn’t change with history; however it is continuously called to confront itself with the fortuitous circumstances. This website wants simply to be at the service of such culture.

Cultura nuova [New Culture]
Here you can find suggestions to read philosophical, historical, and religious writings where reason seriously carries out its fundamental task of search for truth and meaning of reality, while at the same time comparing itself open-mindedly with the news of God become Man, which is the only possibility of accomplishment of such task, beyond any imagination or plan.

Education and innovation. Center for training and refresher courses. Established in 1987 as a teachers association, it has a dual aim: shared responsibility for education and professional growth. The site contains many useful links for those who work in the school environment.

“Everybody can be educated:” This is the experience of Ca' Edimar in Padua (two houses that welcome teenagers in difficult situations and a professional school to train cook-assistants and bakers) and of a center for help to students with learning disabilities.

EncuentroMadrid (Spain)
EncuentroMadrid is a public cultural event organized by the EncuentroMadrid association in the pavilions of Casa de Campo in Madrid, Spain.

Famiglie per l'accoglienza
Famiglie per l'accoglienza [Welcoming Families] is a not-for-profit Association engaged in activities related to welcoming families: adoption and trust of children and teenagers; hospitality towards adults with various existential needs or towards elderly in need of assistance; and hospitality towards foreign kids during summer.

The Federazione Opere Educative (Federation of Educative Works) is an association of non-public schools, formation centers, and educational institutions whose goal is education, formation, and instruction. Formed in 1996, its members in Italy now count 400 associated educative institutions, managed by foundations, cooperatives, scholastic entities, and religious entities. Drawing its inspiration from the Church’s social doctrine and magisterium on education, the FOE fosters cultural, political, and formative engagement in the field of freedom of education, and provides services for the support and development of associated schools, in network or individually.

Fondazione per la sussidiarietà [Foundation for Subsidiarity]
Established in 2002 on the initiative of Giorgio Vittadini, this Foundation aims at proposing a scientific and cultural investigation and the dissemination of a view on society based on the centrality of the person and on the principle of subsidiarity, with special emphasis on the educational aspects involved.

Il rischio educativo [The Risk of Education]
Cultural Association recognized as credited/qualified entity in the training of school personnel.

ilsussidiario.net is an online magazine, edited by the Foundation for Subsidiarity, which offers daily articles and in-depth comments in order to understand the political, social, cultural, and economic situation in Italy and in the world.

International Meeting Point
Born in 1992 in Kampala, the International Meeting Point helps and sustains the people suffering from HIV in some slums in the capitol city of Uganda, and in particular in the neighborhoods of Naguru and Kireka.

Istituto Sacro Cuore
Istituto Sacro Cuore is a foundation for the training and education of young people. It covers kindergarten, elementary, and middle school and artistic, classical, and scientific high school. ISC aims at educating youth to a knowledge of reality in its manifold aspects, starting from the fundamental premise that reality has a meaning. Among the numerous services offered are: meal service, swimming lessons, music education, tutoring, language courses, and athletic programs.

Medicina e persona
Medicina e persona is a free association of health workers (physicians, nurses, technicians, and administrative personnel) set up to defend professionalism in health, understood as a personal, free, and responsible answer to the needs of the person who is ill. Among the links are: the aims of the association, how to join, documents archive, and archive and program of events.

Meeting di Rimini
The Meeting in Rimini is the most attended summer festival of encounters, culture, politics, music, and shows in the world. A search engine makes it easy to find information about the events, exhibitions, shows, and testimony of important historical figures (among them Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Ionesco, Lech Walesa, Giovanni Testori) who have taken part to it in the course of the years.

Portofranco is a Center devoted to Help Studying. It is designed for high school students, to whom it offers free help in doing their homework and it tutors them to make up bad grades and to deepen their knowledge of their subject matters.

Russia Cristiana
Russia Cristiana aims at spreading knowledge of the riches of the spiritual, cultural, and liturgical tradition of Russian Orthodoxy, fostering ecumenical dialogue, and contributing to the Christian mission in Russia. The site contains links to the magazine La Nuova Europa and “La Casa di Matriona” publishing house, valuable bibliographical information, addresses of specialized libraries, information on the iconographic school, Byzantine liturgy, and organized trips to Russia.

Sentieri del cinema
This not-for-profit cultural association was created by a group of film enthusiasts, both amateur and professional: teachers, film journalists, organizers of film forums, and movie theater managers (Cinema Palestrina in Milan). The site offers reviews of coming films, useful information for organizing film forums, and suggestions and ideas for thematic movies.

The William Congdon Foundation
The William Congdon Foundation is the new website dedicated to the famous American artist Bill Congdon. This website not only offers news about the Foundation, but also has a section dedicated to events, a news section, and a Press Area.

Universitas-University is a free association whose purpose is to furnish support to teachers and researchers all over the world who wish to compare notes about the nature and methods of their work and, more generally, about the concept of university. The association, through a network of international relationships, promotes initiatives, exchange of experience, and standing forums on the topics of research and teaching in the university, also with the aim of indicating methods for work and action.

YES - Youth Education Support
YES - Youth Education Support is a not-for-profit Association for social promotion established in 2002 for cultural and assistance purposes, the primary objective of which is to support the condition of students at every level in Italy and abroad. YES pursues three lines of intervention: awarding scholarships, supporting and building centers for education and formation, and managing a network between Italy and Latin America.

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