The Pope’s video-message to two young people from Mumbai, a Hindu and a Muslim, recorded with a cell phone, has gone viral. “This is the Synod of all the youth.”[more]
Every country and continent lives of the ideas from which it was born. In preparation of the upcoming meeting of Friends of Together for Europe, three questions were posed to Jiri Kratochvil from Prague, who is an expert in economy and dialogue among cultures.[more]
The young people who are at the International Focolare Center, organised three dinners for 125 bishops, half of whom are Synodal fathers. An occasion for simple conviviality and getting to know each other, enlivened by songs and testimonials to evangelical life.[more]
At the first international meeting of “Women for Peace” organised by the World Federation of Grand Master Ladies held Tucuman, Argentina, a prize was awarded to an business director from the Economy of Communion.
“Work has restored identity and cultural roots to our people.”
Argentina, Mariapolis Lia. 800 young people learning how to take lead roles, not only in drama but in real life.[more]
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.
Gly is a very young teacher who lives in Manila. She was very a very poor child when she came into contact with the Bukas Palad Social Center. It was an encounter that changed her life.
Palawan, Philippines is considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world, but it’s not only tourism and pristine beaches. We met Erik and his restaurant where, in addition to fine cooking, we also met his staff who are making a difference.
Pope Montini is to be proclaimed a Saint during the Bishops’ Synod on Young People so the words he addressed to the new generation of the Focolare, the Gen, gathered in Rome in the Holy Year of 1975 are prophetic: “Be faithful and coherent”. Here are a few passages from his talk.[more]
October 15 is the anniversary of Teresa of Avila (1515–1582), the great Spanish saint and mystic. Igino Giordani, politician, author and hagiographer, wrote of her in 1962: she “was a courageous astronaut of the divine, as well as also a practical woman who knew about the world.”[more]
A workshop on responsible consumption amid the shelves of the supermarket. It was the proposal of the Italian youth section of the Economy of Communion for its annual summer LoppianoLab.[more]