A letter from prison

A letter from prison

Letter from a young inmate to the young people at Genfest2018. “Even behind bars you can live for a united world, by trying to love and serve everybody.”

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Life Directions

Life Directions

One of the seven workshops that were held in Tagaytay, the town of the Focolare in the Philippines, after Genfest 2018 in Manila. A thousand young people attended to deepen among many others, the themes of Economy, Ecology, Sociology and other choices in life.

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“Pag-asa”: There is always hope

“Pag-asa”: There is always hope

God’s ways are unforeseen, as we all know. And it could happen when one comes face to face with him in prison, when one reaches rock bottom. It’s the story of Pancho.

Genfest 2018 Special Edition

Genfest 2018 Special Edition

In Manila, Philippines, from 6 to 8 July, the Genfest 2018 edition entitled “Beyond all Borders” took place. See the video summary produced by the Collegamento CH team.

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.

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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History

May 1st: Festival in Loppiano

May 1st: Festival in Loppiano

While the Italian national Genfest phase is now underway in preparation for the international Genfest in Manila, we are publishing the memoirs of Umberto Giannettoni, a direct witness to the first youth festival held in Loppiano in1971.

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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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There is only one humanity on earth

There is only one humanity on earth

From Genfest in Manila, the story told by Noé from Mexico and Josef from California. They’re friends beyond the wall that separates their countries.

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Love, start again, share

Love, start again, share

The talk by Maria Voce, Focolare President, to the 6,000 young people from all over the world gathered in Manila (Philippines) for the long awaited 2018 Genfest.

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