"La Pira sindaco e le amministrazioni fiorentine: sviluppo del Mediterraneo e progetti di pace planetaria"
Abstract: Nearly 40 years after his death, Giorgio La Pira continues to be one of the most important political figures both for Italian Catholics but also generally for whoever commits themselves to the common good as a genuine civil vocation. This paper presents the research project that the author is currently conducting at the Sophia University Institute on the theme of La Pira’s Florentine administrations between the 1950s and 1960s. Several themes were central to La Pira’s political project: attention to social issues, economic development sensitive to the challenges of the labour market, international opening in favour of peace. How much of La Pira’s project and commitment can be repeated? The figure of La Pira hasn’t lost any of its fascination and represents a subtle provocation towards the many people today engaged with apparent superficiality in the effort to build the times and places of political community.