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The Russian Church in Florence: a cultural and artistic encounter

In Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, a few meters away from the ring road that delimits the historic city center it is impossible not to notice the polychrome and exotic onion shaped domes of the Russian Orthodox Church. These domes are crowned by glittering golden crosses that are mirrored in the waters of the […]

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A visit to the Synagogue of Florence

It seems to me that it’s true, I touched it with my hand! Religious and cultural diversity, when accompanied by the intelligence of Love, which gives us a mature spiritual dimension, along with listening and respect, can become a richness and an essential contribution for human brotherhood and most of all for interreligious dialogue, a […]

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Community service and integration

When Mohamed arrived in Italy 8 years ago, everything was different from his life in Egypt and it was not easy for him to adapt. When he arrived in Florence he joined some volunteer associations, especially those of the Muslim community. This was very useful in helping him integrate in the society. He helped people […]

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Poetry from the heart

We all know how to draw a heart. According to some sources, the shape of the heart as we know it now derives from the Egyptian hieroglyph to indicate spirituality, emotions and sensuality. This aspect was inspired by the shape of the seed of the silphium (a now extinct fruit of ancient Cyrenaica used for […]

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The foundation of Rome and the Litorale Domizio

The foundation of Rome, the “fatal furrow” traced by Romulus and the killing of Remus who had dared to cross it, are no longer taught at school. But what was the point of tracing a furrow, and why such a severe punishment for the transgressor? Romulus, in fact, kills Remus who, by not accepting the […]

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Cultural pluralism

Multiculturalism is a phenomenon linked to globalization. Its effects and the presence of  cultural plurality in contemporary societies is a reality that must be considered as we are all subject to different cultural experiences and influences. Cultures change and individuals actively interpret and renew their traditions to adapt to the changes brought about through relationships […]