Fr. Adrian has a special, enlightened calling to work for an Alliance for Peace with members of different faiths and cultures.
For this mission, he received the blessing of His Holiness Pope Francis. The Alliance for Peace is a call to humanity to live in peace in our hearts,
in our communities and on our planet.
It summons all to pray for peace, educate in transformation for Peace and act for the Peace and salvation of our common home. Hearts for Peace seeks to motivate a profound transformation, a change of hearts and habits across faiths and cultures.
So while the Hearts for Peace content necessarily has a strong educational objective and a call to action, significant focus is on our conscience and common values. We believe in a unique creative Force, a common origin. We seek to restore the blessing of that unity, as brothers from one Creator.
Hearts for Peace educational content falls under three main themes:
Peace as a continuous process. Defending human life and dignity. Foundations of Peace in truth, justice, liberty, respect, tolerance, solidarity and love. Inspirational philosophers, holy scriptures and peace-makers and everyday Agents for Peace. Unity of origin and calling.
Communicating for Peace – a culture of dialogue, the value of one’s word, social media, new technologies and communication platforms. Training in negotiation, compromise, forgiveness and empathy seeking personal and societal healing and transformation. Art, music and creativity for Peace. Leadership for Peace, inspirational case studies.
A broad array of conflicts and global challenges including Migrant Crises, Access to Food, Access to Health, Access to Education, Poverty, Global Warming, Sustainable Development, Ecological Integrity, Armed Conflicts, Religious oppression, and others. Motivate a personal commitment and call to action.
We are a not-for-profit organization with a calling to live in peace in our hearts, in our communities and on our planet. We feel the vocation to pray for Peace,
educate for Peace and act for the Peace and salvation of our common home. We seek to motivate a profound interior transformation, a change of our own hearts,
as well as a change in the way we see other religions and nations.
So while we continuously focus on our conscience and common values, we are driven by the necessity of generating compassionate actions and the creation of educational activities, for a transformation towards an Earth fraternity.
Fr. Adrian Santarelli was ordained in 1982 and served as Diocesan Priest in several parishes in greater Buenos Aires, Argentina. He had an early calling for missionary work and was coordinator of missionaries in Argentina for a number of years, later opened and led a new missionary center in Cuba for 10 years, during which time he earned a Degree in Missiology from the Pontifical Urban University in Rome.
He then returned to Argentina and in addition to his duties as a parish priest in Buenos Aires, he worked with the Argentine National Pontifical Missions Society. During this period, he established Comunidad Belen, an association of faithful laymen and laywomen with an ecumenical, missionary spirit committed to spiritual development, Peace and understanding among all religions (http://www.comunidadbelen.org ). In the USA, he supported the establishment of Hearts for Peace to broaden the reach of his mission.
Fr. Santarelli is author of several books, including “El descanso en el Espíritu”, “GO - cómo formar Grupos de Oración”, “La Imposición de manos en la Sanación” and “Jardines de Amor Fecundo”.