Taizé Community

Communauté de Taizé
Comunidad de Taizé
Communauté von Taizé
Comunità di Taizé

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History

1940, Taizé (France), by Brother Roger Schutz (1915-2005). Also referred to as: Brothers of Taizé -- Frères de Taizé; Taizé Ecumenical Community -- Communauté Oecuménique de Taizé. An ecumenical monastic community.

Aims

Open up ways of reconciliation among Christians and through this promote peace and overcome conflict within the human family.

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Activities

Taizé has become a place of pilgrimage for young adults from every continent taking part in week-long international meetings centred on times of prayer together and Bible reflection. The songs of Taizé, used in the prayers, have become known worldwide. Up to 6,000 people, from up to 70 countries at one time, take part each week. The brothers also lead a pilgrimage of trust on earth whose aim is to support the young in their commitments at home, in their own parishes and neighbourhoods and cities throughout the world. Operation Hope - appeal fund, periodically re-launched for a number of causes including: support for children in difficulty in Brazil, Bangladesh and elsewhere; financing the printing of a million copies of the New Testament in Russian; assistance to AIDS orphans in Uganda and Tanzania.

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Members

Members in 6 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

R1757

Last News Received

2014
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