The 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.[more]
As Loppiano was being visited by Pope Francis, Mariapolis Lia in Argentina was celebrating the 50th anniversary.[more]
The feast of Pentecost celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles gathered together with Mary in the cenacle, the “upper room”. In this reflection Igino Giordani invites us to contemplate Mary’s presence in the early Church, as does the feast day of Mary Mother of the Church on 21 May, recently proclaimed by Pope Francis.[more]
The Buddhist monks who gathered around the Holy Father at Loppiano on May 10 have become a visible sign of the unity of the human family. Here is the story of their journey there.[more]
The Palermo Catpital of the Culture of Unity and Brotherhood Project has concluded. It had been launched by 300 young people and attended by Maria Voce, Jesus Moran, Archbishop Lorefice, students of Sophia University Institute (IUS) and Gen Verde Band.[more]
A tangible response to the unemployment crisis from the nongovernmental organization Azione Mondo Unito (AMU) in Portugal, with the support of AMU International and the Economy of Communion
A Brazilian actor’s career is interrupted through a sudden illness which progressively leaves him immobilised. “My life was re-modelled by God’s hands.”
Through a voluntary gesture of solidarity, Dino Impagliazzo, a member of the Focolare Movement, gave rise to RomAmor, an association dedicated to the care of homeless people. The initiative, which started out from the Tuscolana Station in Rome. has reached other points in the city, creating spaces of mutual love and solidarity.
Today, 14 March, marks the 10th anniversary of Chiara Lubich’s passing. We publish a short video showing her extraordinary life: from the little city of Trent, in the north of Italy, right up to “the very ends of the earth”. It illustrates her discovery of God as Love, during World War II, and the development of a spirituality of communion suited to today’s times, fruit of the gift of the charism of unity for the Church and humanity.
Nothing that is done to safeguard nature and the environment is small. The children of Carvalhal de Vermilhas (Portugal) plant new trees in a forest destroyed by a bushfire last year.[more]
Twenty years after Chiara Lubich became an honorary citizen of Palermo, the Italian “capital of culture 2018” hosted a programme of events in the presence of Focolare President Maria Voce and Co-President Jesus Moran.[more]
A businesswoman, married with two children, Simona Rizzi is president of a consortium of Il Gruppo Tassano, Italy which operates according to the Economy of Communion.[more]