Updated: May 20, 2021
Sant’Egidio in London has continued to stay by the side of rough sleepers, older and vulnerable people throughout the pandemic, by providing food and friendship whilst following all government and medical guidelines to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 contagion.
When the numbers of friends in need visiting one of Sant’Egidio’s weekly Solidarity Markets increased, it was time to partner up with fellow helpers who understood the increasing necessity to provide immediate aid. Hence, a wonderful partnership with Time to Help started.
Time to Help UK was founded by British volunteers, some of which are inspired by the teachings of Muslim scholars. The volunteers from Time to Help have provided bags with sandwiches, snacks and drinks that nourished about 150 people every week, whilst Sant’Egidio coordinates the distribution service.
At Sant'Egidio we believe it is by coming together that we save one another, as no one is saved alone. This symbiosis service is a light of hope for many who have always seen in multireligious dialogue the answer to a peaceful collaboration both within local communities and in the world.
Emanuela, member of Sant’Egidio in London, said “I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all our fellow Muslim friends who sustain the work of Sant’Egidio spread throughout the world as brothers and sisters of the same humanity that comes together in time of need.”