Human dignity, relationships, legal rights. Open dialogue at meeting held from 25th to 27th February in Castel Gandolfo (Rome).[more]
Sunday 27th February the phase of the diocesan process towards the beatification of the Servant of God was closed in Loppiano (near Florence, Italy), the first Focolare Little Town, which Renata loved and where she lived for many years.[more]
The Focolare Movement’s General Council, with Maria Voce and Giancarlo Faletti, has returned to Italy. Their journey on the footsteps of Jesus, with a pilgrimage from Galilee to Jerusalem, has concluded and we publish the diary of the last days of their trip.[more]
The experience of two children from Porto Alegre, Brazil[more]
From 21st- 28th February, the Focolare Movement’s directors walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Their itinerary includes a three-day spiritual retreat and a pilgrimage through the local religious sites.[more]
In 1988 a group of young people of the Focolare, suddenly became bakers and sold bread on the road outside the Ginetta Mariapolis in Brazil. Thirty years later, the Golden Grain is a successful activity making good quality produce with love, human kindness and the will to share.
The town of Gary in Indiana is one of the poorest in the USA. 100 teenagers from six States went there to help organise activities with the homeless, to serve at a soup kitchen/canteen and work on urban renewal. For many of them it was an unforgettable experience, which opened their eyes not only to the needs but also the beauty of the town, which is, before all else, a community.
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.
In Dakar the Focolare Movement together with ‘transform!europe’, take part in a conference called “Crisis of civilisation: interpretations and alternatives from a Christian, interreligious and Marxist point of view.”[more]
The video fo the Panafrican School of the Economy of Communion, the story of Sergio Gironella – Italian entrepreneur who passed away in these days, a school held last weekend in France and the preparation of the 20th Anniversary of the Economy of Communion of Brazil.[more]
At the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, in the Harry S Truman Institute for Promoting Peace, Maria Voce held a conference: ‘The role of dialogue in promoting peace’.[more]