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REASON/ Is Man by Nature in Relation to the Infinite?

Robert Reilly


ROBERT REILLY discusses the theme of the Meeting in Rimini, Man by Nature is Relation to the Infinite, and how the Greeks, Christians and Muslims would answer that question.

“By nature, man is relation to the infinite”. This was the title of the Meeting for Friendship Among Peoples this year in Rimini from August 19-25, 2012. The Meeting is a place for people of all cultures and religions to gather to discuss issues of politics, economics, culture, and religion, united by a common human nature and a common desire for beauty and a relation with the Infinite.


RIMINI MEETING/ Teachers in search of meaning can learn from Dostoyevsky

Fabrizio Foschi

FABRIZIO FOSCHI comments on the exhibit on Dostoyevsky at the Rimini Meeting, and how it teaches teachers how to lead students beyond signs toward a greater meaning.


RIMINI MEETING/ Fr Davison: Man does not exist unrelated to God

Andrew Davison

Father ANDRERW DAVISON discusses the title of this year’s Rimini Meeting, the fact that man is relation to God, is a finite being that only exists by virtue of the infinite.


EGYPT/ Reilly: There is no democracy if God and reason are separated

INT. Robert Reilly

ROBERT REILLY, from the American Foreign Policy Council, discusses the shift in Islamic thought away from reason and how this caused the problems in the Muslim world today.


RIMINI MEETING/ A Friendship seeking the Infinite

Sharon Mollerus

SHARON MOLLERUS describes this year’s Meeting in Rimini, the conferences and exhibits, and that friendship that unites people of all faiths and ethnicities in the search for the Infinite.


POLITICS/ Glendon: We have to start again from the ground up

INT. Mary Ann Glendon

Jurist and Professor MARY ANN GLENDON was interviewed at the Rimini Meeting on the current crisis in politics, the dangers of oligarchies and the upcoming elections.


VIDEO/ Meeting in Rimini: the relation to the infinite that unites us


Watch the video summaries from this year’s Meeting in Rimini, on the theme “By nature man is relation to the infinite”. Includes conferences on politics, science, culture, etc.


RIMINI MEETING/ The Infinite seen from a spaceship

INT. Paolo Nespoli

Astronaut PAOLO NESPOLI discusses the theme of the Meeting in Rimini using his experience in space, in orbit on the International Space Station, and the sight of the Earth from above.


CAIRO MEETING/ Education to freedom

Wael Farouq

WAEL FAROUQ discusses the importance of education and knowledge of tradition to creativity and the fight for freedom, such as the ongoing one in his country, Egypt.


RIMINI MEETING/ Milbank: Shakespeare, the Infinite and Fairies

Alison Milbank

ALISON MILBANK comments on the Infinite in Shakespeare, represented many times through the use of fairies and ghosts, on the occasion of the 2012 Meeting in Rimini.


RIMINI MEETING/ Waters: Reason’s struggle, according to Prades

John Waters

JOHN WATERS reacts to Javier Prades’ presentation on the theme of the 2012 Meeting in Rimini, and how this use of reason to live life more fully resonated with him.


RIMINI MEETING/ Appeal of Monsignor Kaigama: “We need you”


Monsignor Ignatius Kaigama, Archbishop of Jos and President of the Nigerian Episcopal Conference, has spoken at the Rimini Meeting about the situation of Christians in Nigeria


RIMINI MEETING/ Benedict XVI: The Infinite is Present


On the opening of the 33rd edition of the Meeting for Friendship Among Peoples, Benedict XVI sent a personal message to the Bishop of Rimini, the organizers and all the participants


MUSIC/ The Truth Lurks Inside the Bubble of Attitude and Commerce

John Waters

John Waters, curator of “3 Chords and a Longing for the Truth” - one of the exhibitions at this year’s Meeting of Rimini – explains the thinking and objectives of the exhibition