Who we are
Agape international ecumenical centre is a place of encounter where one lives an intense experience of community in beautiful natural surroundings. Agape was and is an important point of reference in Italian Protestantism, for 50 years a place of education and development, theological exploration, political engagement, of acceptance and validation of differences. Every year many people, diverse in their religion, culture, ages, political thinking, come to Agape for one week to discuss and to be challenged, to get to know themselves and each other and to exchange experiences around a particular theme.
Agape was built after the Second World War as a sign of hope and of reconciliation between people, thanks to the voluntary labour of many young men and women; a resident group of 12 people still lives at Agape throughout the year and the dimensions of community and voluntary service remain central. The name Agape indicates the love of God for humankind that “never fails” (1 Corinthians, 13). Agape expresses a strong lay spirituality, where believers and non-believers feel equally at home.
Agape rises in the Cottian Alps nearly 1600 metres above sea level, encircled by fir trees and south-facing meadows, with an architecture that is rich in symbols. The materials are typical of the Waldensian Valleys, wood and stone, with large expanses of glass and wide open spaces. The building offers 100 beds, with bathrooms on each floor, a great hall, a modern kitchen, a fair-trade bar and a library.
Around twenty conferences are organised in the course of the year including camps, seminars and study weekends. Agape offers educational programmes to schools and is also open to individuals and groups who provide their own programme of events.

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Agape offers opportuinities of stage for students of interpreters. Work of INTERPRETERS is fundamental for Agape and for the good succes of these camps. For this year the political camp is from 1 to 8 august , as the theological camp will be from 8 to 15 july. This year we also have a new international camp, the workcamp camp, from 16 to 21 august.

The type of work that we ask is voluntary: food, accomodation and naturally the price of your journey will all be paid by Agape. The kinds of interpretation that we require are: consecutive interpretation, simultaneous interpretation and chuchotage. Beforehand the work will no longer be than six or seven hours a day. There will be three sessions: morning (9.30-12.30), afternoon (15.30-19.30) and evening.

For any camp there will be somebody from the staff who prepares the work of the interpreters. Day of work are: monday and tuesday; wensday is free and also part of sunday; thursday and fridays are also session days. Agape also offers tea and coffe. Agape provides sheets and balanquets, but you should bring your own towel. You will sleep in a 3 places room. Toilets are at the floor.

Interpreters are wellcome any free time to join partecipants. Partecipants and speakers of AGAPE INTERNATIONAL CAMPS come from 5 continents of the planet Earth. Interpreters will receive a CERTIFICATE of stage if needed.

If you’re interested, write to vicedirezione@agapecentroecumenico.org  
or call 0039 0121 807514