What is A.E.C. of Turin ?
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The AEC of Turin collects Jews, Christians and laymen. Its aim is, according to the articles of the association, "to confirm, promote, cultivate and deepen the knowledge and the friendship between Hebraism and Christianity" . It promotes, particularly, "the study of intolerance in all its forms and aspects, and above all, the study of antisemitism".
The AEC of Turin is faithful to this programme,and has given rise to many initiatives : conferences, debates and even social trips in order to directly inform about Jewish reality in Piedmont; it has created a small "Library of AEC" where books and magazines concerning both religions are collected; it has promoted the "Monday Meetings" : since 1989, a group of people meet in the afternoon, one Monday a month, to socialize and chat about topics concerning the association.
The "Notebooks of AEC"(Quaderni dell'AEC) have risen from these meetings (you can see the paper covers on our web page). If you wish, it is possible to receive them : phone at +39/011.4032685.
These booklets are very simple but, if by reading them, you appreciate the religion of the other more, and you don't only consider it unusual or strange, then, we have reached our aim. It wants to free us from many reciprocal prejudices and intolerances, which still exist in today's mentality.
Surely we cannot get rid of thousands of years of history in a brief time : but let's get off the pedistal, let's try to overcome our fears (they are so many !), let's try to make ourselves respect the other's opinion, even if at first it sounds a bit strange .
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