THE FIGHTING IN UKRAINE MUST STOP NOW !
THE FIGHTING IN UKRAINE MUST STOP NOW
AESI : PEACE IS POSSIBLE
BECAUSE THE STUDENTS
UKRAINE CRISIS / PRESIDENT AESI 8 March 2022
“There are all the elements to defend our democratic values and the freedom of a country from an aggressor! Very true !
In the first place we must pray to the Lord to enlighten us all (even for the aggressors and not only for those who are attacked) especially for those who are causing great pain and destruction! Firmly! Of course !
But then we must return to us and encourage, make our academics on both sides understand that with their students that sincere dialogue and understanding are and will be only the ways that always remain to be pursued for the promotion of the culture of solidarity and recomposition of civil life.
Unfortunately, we too have some important responsibilities regarding how this crisis has been handled over time and especially lately, a crisis that could be traced back to milder advice even in the face of very serious facts driven by ideologies that are always against the dignity of the person.
I remain convinced that what I write has been and remains for me the reason for great hope in the most difficult moments of the meetings between Serbian, Muslim and Croatian Rectors and Students in Sarajevo, Belgrade, Mostar. So also in the Middle East, in the Caucasus and in the Baltic!
Therefore justice (good or bad) is not enough to bring peace but charity which reconciles hearts is also needed!
MESSAGE PRESIDENT AESI 2022
“The dramatic situation in which in Ukraine the population finds itself due to the ferocious attack of the Military Forces. We must learn this lesson of the history already lived with the past ferocious ideologies, expression of a diabolical action in the world! All the ideologies also such as that of exasperated consumerism and well-being at all costs!
All this requires a new diplomacy that has deep roots in the awareness of human dignity and solidarity! A diplomacy moved by a policy of States that is expert in humanity!
The University must rediscover its mission of service to society and the international community by promoting hope in the new generations who are the way to peace!
It is necessary to prevent the birth of ideologies and nationalisms by creating those political and social situations of peaceful coexistence.
Universities must mostly rediscover their mission of service to society as Pope Francis recalls by promoting the culture of solidarity and cooperation and not the ideology of competition:
POPE FRANCIS AND UNIVERSITY
We must promote the culture of listening, solidarity and the common good to prevent conflicts when possible and how much humiliates man!
Prevention means first of all living the dignity of the person and then promoting it with lifestyles that make us attentive to others and their needs!
The University rediscovers this role of service and the United Nations as well as the European Union are the Actors of being an active part in the situations of the world where it is necessary to recompose souls and peoples!
The declarations and applause are not enough but a solidarity made up of policies and actions on the territory aimed at preventing and supporting before new tragedies of conflicts occur!”
APPEAL FOR PEACE :
POPE FRANCIS APPEAL
My heart aches greatly at the worsening situation in Ukraine. Despite the diplomatic efforts of the last few weeks, increasingly alarming scenarios are opening up. Like me, many people all over the world are feeling anguish and concern. Once again the peace of all is threatened by partisan interests. I would like to appeal to those with political responsibility to examine their consciences seriously before God, who is the God of peace and not of war; who is the Father of all, not just of some, who wants us to be brothers and not enemies. I pray that all the parties involved refrain from any action that would cause even more suffering to the people, destabilising coexistence between nations and bringing international law into disrepute.
And now I would like to appeal to everyone, believers and non-believers alike. Jesus taught us that the diabolical senselessness of violence is answered with God's weapons, with prayer and fasting. I invite everyone to make next 2 March, Ash Wednesday, a Day of Fasting for Peace. I encourage believers in a special way to dedicate themselves intensely to prayer and fasting on that day. May the Queen of Peace preserve the world from the madness of war.
Moscow, January 27, 2022:
(From the letter of Mons. Giovanni d’Amelio Apostolic Nuncio in Moscow to the President AESI)
"Dear Professor, I would like to congratulate the initiative in favor of university students preparing for the diplomatic service, which includes other seminars during the year, as well as expressing sincere thanks for the closeness with which it accompanies the particular moment in this region . I am sure that the initiative promoted by AESI will strengthen in the hearts of those who participate in it the desire to fulfill at best a mission to which we are all called and from which no one can exempt: being builders of peace, engineers of bridges, an opportunity for encounter, instruments of reconciliation and unity, in the authenticity of mutual respect. A commitment, which must also be translated into concrete actions, in favor of those who suffer for various reasons, remembering that peace, as Saint John XXIII said, rests on four pillars: truth, justice, freedom and love, and that, as it has underlined Pope Francis in his Encyclical "Fratelli Tutti", it is built and consolidated in brotherhood and solidarity. I therefore hope that the initiative will continue to feed more and more these desires which, I am sure, already harbor in our hearts, so that each one can be a piece of a single large mosaic which, in the variety of its colors, represents the world united in the peace and brotherhood.”
UKRAINA KIEV RUSSIAN FEDERATION ST. PETERSBURG
UNIVERSITY SOFT DIPLOMACY
HUMANITARIAN AID IN CAUCASUS / ARMENIA
BALTIC REGION CRISIS
AESI COOPERATION 1996/2021
RUSSIAN FEDERATION EUROPEAN UNION / DIALOGUE FOR PEACE BECAUSE EUROPE
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