Paris, 15th November 2016 – programme


Reinveinventing Peace

Education Towards a Humanism Based on the Unity of the Human Family

Tuesday 15th of November 2016,
Maison de l’UNESCO, Salle II – 125, Avenue de Suffren –  Paris 7E

A cultural event to mark the twentieth anniversary of the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education awarded to Chiara Lubich in 1996.
Organised by New Humanity (NGO with consultative status at the UNESCO
In collaboration with the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to UNESCO.


 10 a.m. -11.30 a.m.

Chiara Lubich, educator for peace

  • Opening intervention 
    by a UNESCO Representative
  • Greetings
    by Mgr Francesco Follo, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to UNESCO
  • «The unity of the human family and the culture of peace»
    Jesús Morán, Co-President of the Focolare Movement
  • “Reinventing peace”
    Maria Voce (Emmaus), President of the Focolare Movement:

11.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Five pathways for education for peace on the five continents

  • “Peace is Education”

    «Experiences and good practices in the world»
    Corinne Raboud, Educationist (Brazil)
    The «Living Peace International» project
    Carlos Palma (Uruguay)

  • “Peace is an Asset”

    – Luigino Bruni, Professor of Political Economics at LUMSA University (Italy)
    – Geneviève Sanze, Lecturer at the University of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire)

  • “Peace is a Right”

– Maria do Socorro Moura, Attorney General of the Amazonas State (Brazil)
– Raphael Takougang, Lawyer (Cameroun)

  • “Peace is Green”

«Heal the Planet to cure Peace»
Luca Fiorani, Physicist and Researcher at ENEA (Italy)

  • “Peace is Art”

«The return of the Little Prince»
Sarah Finch and Paul Gateshill (United-Kingdom)


3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Dialogue as a remedy for divisions in the world

by Enrico Letta, President of the Jacques Delors Institute in Paris, and former Prime Minister of Italy

Panel 1

Moderator:Rita Moussallem, Theologist, Co-Director of the Focolare International Centre for Interreligious Dialogue

Adnani Ben Abdelmajid Mokrani, Associate Lecturer at the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Rome
Fabio Petito, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Univerisity of Sussex (United-Kingdom)
Léonce Bekemans, Économist and Specialist of European Studies, Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Padua (Italy)


Panel 2

Moderator: Pál Tóth, Lecturer in Communication Sciences at the Sophia University Institute in Florence

Silvia Costa, Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education
Damien Kattar, Former Lebanese Minister of Finance
Pasquale Ferrara, Ambassador of Italy to Algeria