Italy, Europe, South America

Italy - Europe

The Waldensian Church today is composed of approximately 100 communities and as many social programs distributed throughout Italy, from Sicily to the Piedmont. The social work is active in three areas:

  • Culture:  Schools, training institutes, and publishing
  • Hospitality: Meeting centers, guest houses, and immigrant welcome centers
  • Service: Elderly, sick, and immigrants

Click for a list of the centers.

The following site offers a complete list of the Methodist and Waldensian churches with their addresses and telephone numbers:

Chiesa Valdese Directory

Sites for special ministries of the Church:

Agape, international center for meetings and training, high in the Piedmont mountains

Casa Cares Meeting Center, in the hills of Tuscany, that organizes meetings and seminars but also accommodates groups with their own programs

Claudiana Publishing House, specializing in the publication of books on Protestant history and theology

Ecumene Methodist Center, an ideal place for meetings and seminars, situated in the Latium hills, approximately an hour from Rome

La Noce Diaconal Center, of Palermo, carries out an important educational and social program in one of the most problematic cities in Italy

Riesi Christian Service, in Sicily, founded as a social service ministry by Pastor Tullio Vinay in the 1960’s that accommodates, among other things, a international resident community

Waldensian Cultural Center Foundation, of Torre Pellice (an hour by car from Turin) which hosts an important library and historical museum. The Foundation also promotes important academic conventions at the local, national, and international level, as well as offering advice for the organization of tours and travel study seminars in the Waldensian Valleys.

Waldensian Theological Seminary, in Rome, a state recognized academic institute that offers university level pastoral training and distance learning courses

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