The entire community of Sophia and particularly the students and professors of the Politics and Communication Department, immediately adhered to the message relayed by NetOne, international Association of the Focolare’s operators in communication, after the massacre perpetrated in Paris at the headquarters of the weekly Charlie Hebdo journal.
They also expressed their commitment to consolidate the sites of dialogue and universal brotherhood through studies, recognition, mutual acceptance and appreciation among people of different cultures, religions and worlds.
"NetOne, the worldwide association of journalists and communications operators promoted by the Focolare Movement, strongly condemns the despicable attack against the editorial staff of Charlie Hebdo. NetOne expresses its solidarity and closeness to the colleagues, relatives and supporters of the victims. Nothing can justify the senseless killing of journalists because of their job.
At the same time we wish that the work of many journalist colleagues and of many communications operators who are already committed in studies, in learning and in the mutual recognition and enhancement of cultures, religions and far off worlds may continue with more effectiveness. Indeed, we wish that it may be supported and encouraged also by public institutions and civil society.
The journalists and communications operators who adhere to NetOne are convinced that the way of violence is a dead end. Only a true, respectful and sincere dialogue could avoid the growth of a barbarism without end, while the way of mutual regard and an authentic universal brotherhood should be taken with courage. NetOne commits itself to work in this direction, in the respect of freedom of expression and the conviction of those who work in the media and of the public."