First hand view from Guatemala, from Focolare member Lourdes Barrientos, who works in the national disaster agency CONRED. Faced with tragedy on such a large scale, she could not allow herself to be overwhelmed but holds on to “the importance of giving my all”.[more]
“Come and experience how wonderful these people are.” These are the words of a young CMV missionary in Ougandougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. His missionary order is very close to the spirit of the Focolare.[more]
Sound and relevant words from Igino Giordani as we face the challenges of life in our communities during a time of economic and political difficulty and uncertainty.[more]
A Muslim Afro-American judge from Indianapolis is inspired by the charism of Chiara Lubich to institute a special tribunal for people with mental problems or psychological dependence. “I learned as a judge to experience compassion.”[more]
Married for 50 years, 7 children and 17 grandchildren: these are the “statistics” describing Anna and Claudio’s family. “We want to be instruments of God’s love.”[more]
20 years after the signing of the Peace Agreement, we went to Belfast to see for ourselves the divisions that still exist but also the efforts on the path to peace.
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.
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.”
“Beyond Go Coffee”, the initiative relaunched by the youths of the Focolare Movement of Milan, in tune with the theme of Genfest 2018: going beyond oneself, to place the other in the centre.[more]
Being a good neighbour – it’s easier said than done. However, it should be part of human nature to show understanding towards other people, especially those in difficulty. It’s what creates a relationship.[more]
Since God created the world through love, whatever human beings do for love will remain. Some thoughts of Klaus Hemmerle (1929 – 1994), from the book “La luce dentro le cose, nuove prospettive per un’economia piu equa” (The light within things, new prospects for a fairer economy.[more]