The Vitae Global Foundation (VGF) has announced on Friday August 19 plans for its very first summit to take place in the Vatican with the cooperation of Pope Francis, assembling world acclaimed artists to assist with beginning a social change to help the benefit of everyone.
This is the first summit meeting at the Casina Pio IV, which will be held on 31 August and 1 September.
Pope Francis is supposed to partake in a some of the summit. According to a press statement released, international eminent artists and performers will come together to discuss how to use the arts, media, and entertainment to trigger a cultural transformation that promotes the common good, universal values, and an encounter between people.
Artists, actors and performers will hold meetings to share their contemplations on methodologies and imaginative proposition to propel the objective of moving a change in the world.
Unity, hope, and the appreciation of diversity are among the main goals of the change which the summit aims to inspire.
The founder and president of the Vitae Foudation, Luis Quinelli, has held several meetings with Pope Francis in recent years, along with members of the organization’s leadership team.
The Pope has often spoken about the role of artist in improving society, saying they act as “guardians of beauty, ambassadors of a culture of encounter, and witnesses of hope for all humanity.”
A statement as per the founder and president of the Vitae Foudation, Luis Quinelli:
“The summit hopes to highlight the work of various organizations and individuals toward improving culture. In a polarized society charged with negative messages and conflicts,” he said, “the Vitae Foundation has set out to unite artists and influential global leaders to start a conversation on how to bring hope and the common good back into fashion through the arts, in order to positively impact people’s hearts and spirits.”
Quinelli futher said, the event will also help create a network among artists geared toward working together to craft a message that will “inspire us toward a better world, based on the universal values that foster encounter and hope.”
The Vitae Global Foundation is a non-profit organization made up of artists, executives, and world leaders who aim to make a positive impact on people through the arts, mass media, and entertainment.
According to the foundation, Vitae has promoted various cultural projects and initiatives in recent years which have “positively impacted hundreds of thousands of people around the world, generating multiple points of rapprochement, and embracing differences to combat the polarization and hatred that threatens today’s society.”