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Genfest 2018: Theme Song

Genfest 2018: Theme Song

Genfest, an international youth festival generally held every 6 years, will take place for the first time outside Europe. This time it will be in Asia, in the Philippines. The theme and title for Genfest 2018 is BEYOND ALL BORDERS. “Beyond all borders” by Simon Deregowski © 2018 Youth for a United World -Focolare Movement.

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One Genfest, many bridges

One Genfest, many bridges

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Logo GenfestThe 2012 Genfest was held in Budapest under the banner “Let’s bridge”. It extended an invitation to overcome conflicts, to unite peoples, to link generations. To find unity within oneself. This is the story of one of those 12,000 participants, Martha from Italy, aged just 16 at the time.

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Genfest 2000: a wave of “Light”

Genfest 2000: a wave of “Light”

Logo GenfestWithin the framework of the World Youth Day of 2000 held on 17 August at the Flaminio Stadium of Rome, 25,000 young people from all over the world had given rise to the new Genfest. Among them was Sandro Rojas Badilla from Costa Rica, author of the song dedicated to Blessed Chiara Badano: “Light.”

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Genfest 2018: Transforming Society

Genfest 2018: Transforming Society

This year’s edition of the Genfest will be held for the first time outside Europe, in the Philippines. The Gen, the young people of the Focolare share their vision for it: “Our wish is that hope will extend out to the whole world from Manila, a seed that will grow into a tree.” “We want to build relationships based on universal brotherhood in order to transform the society around us”. The project “Hands for Humanity” will be launched during the event.

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I too was at Genfest 1990

I too was at Genfest 1990

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Logo Genfest“An ideal that makes history” After the fall of the Berlin Wall, 20 thousand young people from both Eastern and Western Europe and other parts of the world, come together for the first time.

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Our Genfest: “Yes to you”

Our Genfest: “Yes to you”

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Logo GenfestA new episode of the history of the Genfest. 1985. Fifth edition, “Many roads towards a united world,” at the Palaeur in Rome, with 20,000 youths from all over the world. The music group “Factor One” formed by three students of Dublin participate with the unforgettable “Yes to You.” The words of Padraic Gilligan, the group’s vocalist and guitarist.

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