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  • Christmas 2010

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, As President of the Italian Baptist Union the Christmas greeting I wish to send you begins with a verse from Luke 2, v. 6: While they were there the time came for her baby to be born, and she gave birth to a son, her first-born...
  • From the Perugia-Assisi March to Friendship with the Romani People. Support for Amnesty International’s Petition.

    Rome, 14th May 2010 – Sunday 16th May the Perugia Assisi march will be opened by a bulldozer to remind us how human rights are often violated when Romani camp sites are demolished. ...
  • “Five per thousand” for the Italian Baptist Union - Ucebi

    Lend a helping hand to Italy and Zimbabwe Rome 20th April 2010 - In the past few weeks many organizations well known and lesser known in the world of research and aid have been advertising to encourage tax payers to give them their quota of “five...
  • A praying people. A week with Korean Protestants

    Rome 15th March, 2010 For a Protestant Christian coming from a country like Italy where Protestantism is largely unknown for the majority of the population, where Christianity means Catholicism, where religious journalists are Vatican experts and there...
  • Ucebi promotes Year of European Churches Responding to Migration

    ROME, 25TH February 2010 - The Conference of European Churches (CEC), an organization composed of the major part of Protestant and Orthodox churches in Eastern and Western Europe, has proclaimed 2010 the Year of European Churches Responding to Migration. ...
  • I’ll tell you a Rom story

    Moncalieri (TURIN) 2nd February, 2009 A couple of years ago (16th Mat 2008), the Unità newspaper published a letter written by Don Ciotti entitled “I apologize”. The letter, which began “dear Madam” was very touching and was about the dismantl...
  • C’è autorità e autorità...

    ROMA, 19 febbraio 2010 - Le notizie che ci raggiungono ogni giorno danno la netta impressione di un precipitare in caduta libera del senso etico in molti ambiti, primo fra tutti quello politico. Non c’è giorno in cui non vengono scoperti episodi di co...
  • A Visit to the Swedish Baptists

    Rome, 29th January, 2010 - An enchanted landscape of trees with frozen boughs, lots of snow and a temperature of 10° below zero provided the backdrop for the visit of a delegation of Italian Baptists to the Swedish Baptist Union which culminated in th...
  • My confession: a testimony by a young Zimbabwean

    HARARE, February the 2nd 2010 - I was safely wrapped in a napkin of ignorance all these years and buried in the ground. I knew from various Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Welfare reports that there were over a million orphans in Zimbabwe and t...
  • Message from the President of the UCEBI to the Regional Council of Christian Churches in Campania

    Rome 22nd January, 2010 - Beloved in the Lord, in the name of the Italian Baptist Union I would like to greet you affectionately and express , together with the churches which I represent our joy,  at the founding of the Regional Council of Christi...
  • How to Face the New Year with More Faith and Less Worries.

    ROME, 20th January 2010 - And he said to his disciples. Therefore I tell you do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat, nor about your body, what you shall put on. For life is more than food and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens...
  • Dialogue between the Baptist World Alliance and the Pontifical Council for the Unity of Christians.

    Rome 7th January, 2010 - The second round of talks between the Baptist World Alliance and the Pontifical Council for the Unity of Christians was held in Rome from the 13th to the 18th December. The first round (1984-1988) was brought to a close w...
  • Siding with the Child-King

    King Herod was troubled and all Jerusalem with him ROME, 22nd December 2009 - A story of arrogance and power  led a king to persecute a child, forcing him to escape together with his family and to massacre many children. It’s a symbolic story about...
  • Zimbabwe: A Tale of a Journey and a Hope

    He said to them. “How many bread do you have? Go and see. They went to look and replied “Five loaves and two fishes” (Mk 6,38) Rome 5th November, 2009 – Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital via Addis Ababa (not Abeba as I’d always thought) and back aga...
  • Faith in a simple word

    Reflections on the Strasburg decision on crucifixes in classrooms ROME, 5th November 2009 - Why is it that I am not offended by the decision of the European Human Rights Court that states that crucifixes in classrooms limit the freedom of parents to deci...
  • Discerning God’s Action in History

    Rome, 29th october, 2009 - The Bible talks about a certain prostitute, Rahab who plays an important role in the history of Israel. Rahab lived in Jericho when the Israelites were at the end of their time in the desert but had not yet entered Palestine. In...
  • The Baptist Union Signs the Appeal of Three Jurists

    ROME,  8th september 2009 - As President of the Italian Baptist Union, I have signed the appeal of the three jurists Franco Cordero, Stefano Rodotà and Gustavo Zagrebelksy in favour of the freedom of the press in our country. My signature, as well as th...