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The Focolare began to establish contact with Muslims in the 1960’s.

In Algeria a deep friendship was begun among Christians and Muslims in the 1970’s, which then spread in the city of Tlemcen. This gave rise to a Focolare community that was almost entirely made up of Muslims. This not only overcame barriers between Islam and Christianity, but also the cruelty of the civil war.

This friendship was the basis of eight international gatherings for “Muslim Friends of the Focolare” from 1992 to 2008. Now there are several thousand Muslims who are in contact with the Movement around the world.

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Daily Life
Chiara Lubich and World Religions: The “rule” of dialogue
Sunday, March 16, 2014
The unity of the human family was what guided Chiara in her mission on earth. On her sixth anniversary we recall her contribution to the promotion of mutual understanding among the faithful of different religions.
March 14th with Chiara Lubich
Friday, March 14, 2014 |
Many cities worldwide commemorate Focolare Founder Chiara Lubich on the sixth anniversary of her death (1920-2008). On March 29, 2014, in Rome, prominent members of several religions participate in a day of reflection, “Chiara and Religions: Moving Together towards the Unity of the Human Family .”
Switzerland: Muslims, Christians and Families
Friday, February 28, 2014
Svizzera 1
Interreligious dialogue at the Focolare’s Eckstein Centre focuses on family values. A diverse multicultural group that gives witness to the richness of unity in diversity.