A welcome at the border

A welcome at the border

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.

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The new “us”

The new “us”

After 35years of marriage, Zé Maia unexpectedly lost his 57-year-old wife, Maria da Conceição in 2016. “Our love carries on, because eternity is perfect love”. A moving story of undying love.

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Belfast: Going beyond invisible walls

Belfast: Going beyond invisible walls

20 years after the signing of the Peace Agreement, we went to Belfast to see for ourselves the divisions that still exist but also the efforts on the path to peace.

Portugal: the RAISE Project

Portugal: the RAISE Project

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

The story of José Pintor

The story of José Pintor

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.”

One Genfest, many bridges

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One Genfest, many bridges

Logo GenfestThe 2012 Genfest was held in Budapest under the banner “Let’s bridge”. It extended an invitation to overcome conflicts, to unite peoples, to link generations. To find unity within oneself. This is the story of one of those 12,000 participants, Martha from Italy, aged just 16 at the time.

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