The Italian couple Agostino and Marisa Peretti, have spent three weeks visiting families of the Focolare communities in Venezuela which has been hit by a serious crises.[more]
When the game of love for God and our neighbours becomes a daily exercise, in our hearts there is no longer any room for half measures.[more]
The exotic, extremely vast Amazon region was the backdrop for a course sponsored by Sophia University Institute at the end of July. It was held at Mariapolis Gloria, the Focolare’s community near Belem, in northeast Brazil.[more]
The Word waits for our personal and deliberate response.[more]
Mariapolis meetings, annual summer gatherings organised by the Focolare Movement, took place in several African countries. Here is some news about these events.[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.
Rione Vescovado (the Bishop’s Discrict) in Nocera Inferiore is a town of southern Italy. The local district is marked by strong contrasts: noble palaces and pre-fabricated housing, the struggle between legality and delinquency, beauty and marginalization. It is a challenge for the local Focolare community that has given rise to a “work site for young people.”[more]
The question mark is vital. In many countries the school year is starting. But not all the children and kids have the same right and opportunity to go to school. AMU has its educational and school assistance projects.[more]
The adventure of temporary focolares continues: small groups who move from their city or country to visit Focolare communities that can be far away, at times in places that are undergoing conflict or social crises. Their goal is to strengthen relationships with people and the local church.[more]