Religion: Village of Love

It was planned as a place where men & women could come from all over the world to work and pray and search in each other's company for God. It was to be a place in which there would be no more Italians or Americans or Germans, Lutherans or Calvinists or Episcopalians—only Christians. It started in the head or the heart of a young Florentine, Tullio Vinay. He was an Italian Protestant, a Waldensian pastor.

Labor & Prayer. Vinay chose a site in the Piedmontese foothills, where his Waldensian ancestors had held out for centuries...

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