I have met Achille Ardigò during a conference promoted by the Brotherhood of the Mercy in Bologna on the illnesses of the poverty and the social exclusion developed him in the 1987. Ardigò had stuck with enthusiasm as Christian and studious man of the social phenomena and with his ability of careful analysis of the phenomena, that nothing left to the vague one but everything he understood in a continuous comparison among opposite demands and you ever discount. It immediately appeared him clear that it was necessary to see the select tides of social and health policies, that favored the refuge of a suffering and marginalized humanity again, rather than to introduce effective intermediary filters, constituted by iintegrated public services of sanitary aid, psychiatric, housing, working. From the conference (and from Ardigò) an articulated thought emerged and defined, whose validity is still actual later almost 20 years; a thought that keeps on not being of easy translation inside our materialistic society, perhaps because it has to the base a defective mechanism, a sin of origin.
Keywords: christian, scholar of social phenomena, Biavati ambulatory, selfexclusion, poverty, solidarity volunteers
Parole chiave: cristiano, studioso dei fenomeni sociali, ambulatorio Biavati, auto-emarginazione, povertà, volontari della solidarietà.