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10° anniversario della Dichiarazione congiunta sulla dottrina della giustificazione. Augsburg, 31/10/2009The Focolare has a particular ecumenical lifestyle. Within the Movement there are Christians from approximately 350 churches and ecclesial communities who whilst being rooted in their own church are at the same time able to create links between Christians in a variety of other churches.

Our goal: The Movement aims to make a real contribution to breaking down the walls that separate the Churches removing prejudices and providing the space where the different types of ecumenical dialogue  can bear fruit. This ‘dialogue of life’ enables Christians to give witness to the possibility of living together.

The foundation is the Gospel lived under the light of the spirituality of unity, the specific spirituality of the Focolare. Christians from the various Churches, living this spirituality, feel the need to recognise and deepen common patrimony and to also value the sources of spiritual life that are found within the different Churches. The novelty lies in that all feel they are part of a family and are linked by the commandment of Jesus: “I give you a new commandment: love one another; as I have loved you, so you are to love one another. If there is this love among you, then all will know that you are my disciples.” (Jn13,34)

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Switzerland. Peace and justice, the fruits of unity
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
An event in Geneva sponsored by the Ecumenical Council of Churches and by the Focolare highlights the fruits that have emerged from Chiara Lubich’s charism of unity both in interpersonal relations and in political and social action.
A meeting with Bethlehem’s Mayor
Friday, April 26, 2013 |
One hundred and thirty Focolare young people from25 countries meet Mayor Vera Baboun in Bethlehem, along with some of their Palestinian age-mates. Mayor Baboun remarked: “In a country wounded by the absence of brotherhood the rule that says ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’ is the real change.”
Solidarity with two bishops kidnapped in Syria
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Archbishop of the Syrian Orthodox Church in Aleppo, Mor Gregorious Yohanna Ibrahim, and Bishop Paul Yazigi from the Greek Orthodox Church in Aleppo and Iskanderun were kidnapped on 22 April in the outskirts of Aleppo. Their release is uncertain.