Pitigliano to host international peace-building conference for responsible management of religious sites

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The Pitigliano-Sovana-Orbetello Diocese, in cooperation with the Italian Network for Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue (RIDE  Head of the ALF Italian Network), is organizing the fifth international and inter-institutional conference: “The Gates to the Mediterranean. Religious Sites and Documents: Memory and Safeguarding”, centered on the protection and recognition of the artistic and architectural heritage of religious sites and further development of peace-oriented dialogue and marking an important series of meetings between religious communities and governmental institutions.

From the 10th to the 12th of October, 2023, in the Orsini Fortress in Pitigliano, the conference will present previously unseen material belonging to the Historical Archive of the Diocese of Pitigliano, putting the attention on untold stories and perspectives in order to ground the work which will follow in a concrete understanding of the different collective identities of the Mediterranean region.

The second part of the conference will focus on cultural dialogue, the significance of mutual processes, and the need for freedom of religion in view of the current and historical value of religious sites, as well as the of new training guidelines at all levels of academia and educational system, a necessary starting point in crafting concrete international dialogue geared towards peace.

More information will be posted here: https://www.diocesipitigliano.it/