Cities and provinces such as Vicenza, Verona, Padua, Rovigo, Vittorio Veneto, Treviso, Chioggia, and Alba will be hosting numerous cultural events in the Fuori Festival formula until 28th May,
The Biblical Book of Genesis will be the thematic thread around which the cultural proposal of the 19th edition of the Biblical Festival – Festival Biblico –, promoted by the Diocese of Vicenza and the Società San Paolo, will be articulated, in order to stimulate a reflection on contemporaneity in the light of the Hebrew-Christian Holy Scriptures.
In Verona in particular, from 5 to 7 May, it will be possible to take part in the events on offer: from theatre to dialogues and guided visits. An exciting and varied program of reading on contemporary issues based on the great creation poem of Genesis (in particular chapters 1 to 11). These are fundamental themes that are still at the heart of the way we live in the world today and that we find in the complex reality that surrounds us: they review man, they expose his weaknesses, they place him at the centre of the scene until the bloodshed between man and man becomes the main actor, thus breaking the pact with God; they speak of conflict, chaos and harmony, forgiveness and revenge, infinite descent and the order of things.
This year the city’s Biblical Festival will be attended by the famous economist Luigino Bruni, the actor Patrizio Roversi, the philosopher Laura Boella, the sand artist Andrea Arena, the Jewish philosopher Davide Assael and the Baptist priest Lidia Maggi.
In 2023, the Festival will again be articulated through a series of proposals and dates that will unfold over the course of the year. It will begin in spring with the launch of the Festival’s new original podcast, which will explore the ambivalences of religion. In June, the Festival Biblico in Villeggiatura will once again take us on a discovery tour of some of the lesser-known places in our region, and finally, in autumn, the School of Thinking will return.
All of the festival’s events are free of charge, although some require reservations.