For Christians, freedom means welcoming, listening and sharing.[more]
While the Italian national Genfest phase is now underway in preparation for the international Genfest in Manila, we are publishing the memoirs of Umberto Giannettoni, a direct witness to the first youth festival held in Loppiano in1971.[more]
The much awaited meeting for young people at Loppiano will begin on May 1st, along with with United World Week, which, this year, is dedicated to “Generation Zero Hunger”. The week’s events will conclude with the annual worldwide Run4Unity Relay Race.[more]
To mark International Dance Day, an annual UNESCO initiative which will take place on 29th April, we have interviewed Antonella Lombardo. Antonella is an Italian ballerina, choreographer and director of an international festival entitled “In the words of Chiara Lubich, harmony is the highest expression of unity.”[more]
A difficult journey from dependency to freedom. S. B. tells his story. “Loppiano, the turning point”. On May 10 the Focolare town will receive a visit by Pope Francis.[more]
Nothing that is done to safeguard nature and the environment is small. The children of Carvalhal de Vermilhas (Portugal) plant new trees in a forest destroyed by a bushfire last year.
A tangible response to the unemployment crisis from the nongovernmental organization Azione Mondo Unito (AMU) in Portugal, with the support of AMU International and the Economy of Communion
A Brazilian actor’s career is interrupted through a sudden illness which progressively leaves him immobilised. “My life was re-modelled by God’s hands.”
Through a voluntary gesture of solidarity, Dino Impagliazzo, a member of the Focolare Movement, gave rise to RomAmor, an association dedicated to the care of homeless people. The initiative, which started out from the Tuscolana Station in Rome. has reached other points in the city, creating spaces of mutual love and solidarity.
Those attending the conference at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, who were from 23 different countries, returned home convinced that unity between Christians and Muslims is possible.[more]
All over the world people who have been touched by the life of Chiara Lubich are commemorating the tenth anniversary of her death. It is proving to be an opportunity for a new understanding of the charism of unity, particularly in places scarred by war and social tensions.[more]
Loppiano and Nomadelfia are awaiting the visit of Pope Francis this coming 10 May. The community of Catholic volunteers founded by Fr. Zeno Saltini, with which the Focolare shares the vision of fraternity and unity of the human family, visited the Focolare Centre in Rocca di Papa.[more]