Being a good neighbour – it’s easier said than done. However, it should be part of human nature to show understanding towards other people, especially those in difficulty. It’s what creates a relationship.[more]
Since God created the world through love, whatever human beings do for love will remain. Some thoughts of Klaus Hemmerle (1929 – 1994), from the book “La luce dentro le cose, nuove prospettive per un’economia piu equa” (The light within things, new prospects for a fairer economy.[more]
The first issue of a newsletter dedicated to dialogue, which the Focolare Movement has promoted in various areas of culture, has just come out. It features news, facts, meetings and projects, all from the perspective of unity.[more]
A proposal to comprehend the continental unity project, today challenged by complex scenarios. This was the aim of the course “Europe of the Cities and Citizens” promoted by Sophia.[more]
In the outskirts of Mexico City, the Focolare community works in an environment of extreme poverty, sharing the Gospel message with children who live with drugs and trafficking. Here’s Nicola Nicoletti’s article in Vatican City’s L’Osservatore Romano newspaper.[more]
A priest’s act of fellowship transformed a failing coffee plantation into a real business named Acedeco Padevi. It is community led and inspired by the principles of the Economy of Communion. Choosing the diversify the production process lead to greater sharing, new jobs and the development of the business, while respecting the environment.
Over 1,000 children and teenagers took part in the “Sport4Peace” event held in Kenya, South Sudan and Burundi at the end of August. Sport can become a means to build peace and help overcome social barriers.
Gly is a very young teacher who lives in Manila. She was very a very poor child when she came into contact with the Bukas Palad Social Center. It was an encounter that changed her life.
Palawan, Philippines is considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world, but it’s not only tourism and pristine beaches. We met Erik and his restaurant where, in addition to fine cooking, we also met his staff who are making a difference.
To be a peacemaker means creating opportunities for reconciliation at all levels, both with ourselves and with others.[more]
The social and humanitarian crisis that is occurring in Venezuela is forcing hundreds of thousands to flee toward bordering countries, searching for shelter, medicine and work. Here is an experience of welcoming people from the Focolare community in Lima, Peru.[more]
Known as the western gates of Italy, the city of Ventimiglia, at the border between Italy and France, has seen tens of thousands of migrants come through from the Mediterranean and into Europe. Here’s the story from Paola of the local Focolare community.[more]