The Bishops conference held in Sigtuna (Sweden) came to its end yesterday. The Bishops present come from various Churches and are friends of the Focolare Movement.[more]
At the invitation of the bishop of Yellowknife, Canada, four members from different Focolare North American communities, including a priest, became a temporary Focolare for a month with the Tlicho tribe of Whati, in the Northwest Territories.[more]
This is the name of a project involving Christians and Muslims who want to help build a civilisation of peace that respects different identities. A meeting was held in Lausanne, Switzerland, on September 30, 2018 at the Muslim Cultural Centre, with representatives from the Focolare Movement.[more]
A new edition of “Together For Europe” will take place on November 15 – 17 in Prague. The event is promoted by the Ecclesial Movements and New Communities from different Churches for a more united and multiform Europe, which is animated by fraternity. Chiara Lubich’s appeal at the first edition in 2004.[more]
The recent international “Prophetic Economy” event succeeded in bringing together diverse protagonists of change in the world, with different approaches to a common goal of improving the status quo. Through a dynamic exchange of good practices – including outstanding contributions from the younger participants.[more]
In 1988 a group of young people of the Focolare, suddenly became bakers and sold bread on the road outside the Ginetta Mariapolis in Brazil. Thirty years later, the Golden Grain is a successful activity making good quality produce with love, human kindness and the will to share.
The town of Gary in Indiana is one of the poorest in the USA. 100 teenagers from six States went there to help organise activities with the homeless, to serve at a soup kitchen/canteen and work on urban renewal. For many of them it was an unforgettable experience, which opened their eyes not only to the needs but also the beauty of the town, which is, before all else, a community.
A priest’s act of fellowship transformed a failing coffee plantation into a real business named Acedeco Padevi. It is community led and inspired by the principles of the Economy of Communion. Choosing the diversify the production process lead to greater sharing, new jobs and the development of the business, while respecting the environment.
Over 1,000 children and teenagers took part in the “Sport4Peace” event held in Kenya, South Sudan and Burundi at the end of August. Sport can become a means to build peace and help overcome social barriers.
The Word of God invites us to welcome our neighbours[more]
An unacceptable match of words which triggers indignation. A group of members of the Focolare community in Mumbai, India, went all out in support of a nonprofit organisation, which works to gather leftovers from banquets and parties, to be distributed to the poor.[more]
The 37th ecumenical meeting of bishops, friends of the Focolare Movement will take place at Sigtuna, Sweden from 6 to 9 November 2018. It will focus on listening to the voice of the Spirit in a world that faces ecumenical and present-day challenges.[more]