Lessons on Hope from Geneviève de Gaulle

By Magdalena Macinska (Poland) On 27th January during the commemoration ceremony of the 70th anniversary of  the liberation of the concentration camp in Auschwitz I had the privilege to hear  the voice of the survivors. Their figures might have looked frail and delicate, but when they spoke their voices were strong and vibrant. They spoke…

When Books Echo in the Street

By Magdalena Macinska (Poland) What happens when you bring books and reading to a public space? I asked myself this question during “The Big Book Festival” in Warsaw. It is a festival which offers many events around books and reading. One of its peak moments the event this year was a reading marathon, during which…

Saying Goodbye

By: Magdalena Macinska (Poland) Two and a half months ago, the members of ATD Fourth World Poland said goodbye to two volunteers, Pierre and Fabienne, who have been with us for eight years. They have helped us to build a vibrant network, planted new ideas, brought pride and dignity to many people. But there came…