Young Italian Muslims Festival

By Maria Teresa Martinengo

November 18, 2013

As part of the Youth festival in Turin, an exhibition of images in Turin is on view, an orientation program, a day of “open mosques,” walks through places of worship in San Salvario, a lecture on the Quran and the prophets of the Bible, and the play ” the taste of pistachios.” Additionally, the festival will host sports tournaments, a meeting on the family in Islamic countries, and art workshops on photography. The program is part of the fourth annual Young Italian Muslims in the North West, which opens Saturday morning in Piazza Castello. The 2013 edition is proposed as a Festival, a series of events by which the GMI even more than in years past, “make themselves available” in a city of youths mostly born to parents originating from Egypt and Morocco.

 

The program

“Turin with New Eyes” is a tribute to the first capital of Italy: a photographic exhibition in Turin seen through the eyes of the city’s “new” citizens it will be on display on Saturday in Piazza Castello, from 10am to 8pm.

“The Future” is a project dedicated to career choices and university orientations. Through the knowledge of the professions, the orientation will present the new world of work and courses of study offered by the University of Turin and the Piedmont region. The project, which will take place in schools throughout the school year, will debut on Saturday.

 

The theater company

The Theatre Company of Young Muslims of Italy (GMI  Section of Turin) will perform “The Taste of pistachio.” Which will show a multitude of different characters on stage.

Additionally, after Turin Spirituality, 2013, the Group proposes to read the pages of the Koran, which special attention to verses about the prophets, Wednesday 27, at 8 pm.

 

Mosques open

The program includes art workshops, male and female football tournaments and various sporting events, including “On the Path of Knowledge,” a walk in the atmosphere of interfaith San Salvario: from Waldensian Evangelical church to the church of Saints Peter and Paul, Saturday 30 at 10 am. The same morning, from 9am to 12pm, mosques will be open to visitors.

 

La Stampa: http://www.lastampa.it/2013/11/18/cronaca/presentato-il-festival-dei-giovani-musulmani-italiani-PGO21m5NITnR7loCrNQpqJ/pagina.html

 

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In conjunction with International Women’s Day, a Meeting in Trento entitled “Educated Women, Protagonists” was organized by the Muslim Women of Trento, the Association of Muslim Women in Italy and The women of GMI Trento. The meeting broadly discussed women in Islam, and the importance of women in the immigrant community of Trento.

 

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