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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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Germany: the gift of the Movements
Monday, May 27, 2013
The President of the German Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Zollitsch, welcomed Maria Voce and Giancarlo Faletti on 24 May in Freiburg during their visit to Germany. The theme of their meeting was living faith in communion.
Christians and Muslims united in love for God and neighbour
Sunday, May 26, 2013 |
We publish an interview with Professor Mohammad Shomali, Director of the International Institute for Islamic Studies, Qom, Iran, who was recently on a visit to Italy.
From Viterbo to Loppiano: the progress of ecumenical dialogue
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Two chaplains at the Viterbo prison, one Orthodox and the other Catholic, visited the small town of the Focolare Movement along with the Romanian Orthodox community.