Italy - Missionary Animation: 5th meeting of 2019/2020 “Starters” Course
Turin, Italy - February 2020 - On February 15 and 16, the fifth meeting dedicated to the 2019/2020 Starters Course was held in Valdocco, promoted by the Mission Animation of the Special Circumscription of Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta (ICP) and aimed at young people who will be leaving for a mission experience this next summer. The weekend was projected against the background of interculturality: first, on Saturday, the students reflected on the concept of "interculture", led by the course's animators. Then they experienced it by meeting the children of the community of minors from the San Luigi oratory of Turin, sharing an evening of joy, testimonies, music, dancing and dinner prepared together. Sunday was dedicated to meeting with Pier Lugi Dovis, president of the diocesan Caritas of Turin, to better understand the meanings of the words "migrant" and "refugee", the dynamics that involve many nations of the world and to try to revolutionize prejudices and patterns that come into play when it comes to knowing "the other".