Emmaus International

useful info
First organisation: 1970
National delegate:
José María García Bresó (Comunidad Emaús Pamplona)
Contacts:
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+34 948 30 28 88
Member organisations: 5

Background

The Emmaus international work camps, organised since 1963 in France by the Union of Emmaus Friends and Companions (UACE), crossed over the Pyrenees, for a camp at Easter in 1970.  A group of young Spaniards then began organising such camps every summer. In 1976, they managed to finally obtain a house in which two of them, Montxo Iturriza and his wife Araceli, set up the first rag-picking community in Sodupe near Bilbao. In Pamplona, Emmaus’s action that began in 1972 with a summer camp led to the creation of the second rag-pickers community in 1978.

 

 

Photos

 

 thumb Espagne Camp travail Cabezon 1976
1976
thumb Espagne 1397 fresque
 
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