An ongoing emergency

An ongoing emergency

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”.

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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 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.

What if we change perspective?

What if we change perspective?

Changing perspectives and embracing differences – the first step to building a more united world together

GENFEST 2018

GENFEST 2018

Manila, Philippines, 6-7-8 July 2018. © 2017 Focolare Movement – Youth for a United World

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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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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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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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