A gathering for Religious from various Churches, movements, communities and ecclesial families was held at the end of September with a contribution from the Focolare Movement. An Interview with Cardinal Joâo Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for the Consecrated Life.[more]
You find true freedom in loving God and your neighbour[more]
At the Synod on the youth last 6 October, Ana, a young Spanish girl spoke at the encounter-celebration with Pope Francis and the Synodal fathers.[more]
The Pope’s video-message to two young people from Mumbai, a Hindu and a Muslim, recorded with a cell phone, has gone viral. “This is the Synod of all the youth.”[more]
Every country and continent lives of the ideas from which it was born. In preparation of the upcoming meeting of Friends of Together for Europe, three questions were posed to Jiri Kratochvil from Prague, who is an expert in economy and dialogue among cultures.[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.
The young people who are at the International Focolare Center, organised three dinners for 125 bishops, half of whom are Synodal fathers. An occasion for simple conviviality and getting to know each other, enlivened by songs and testimonials to evangelical life.[more]
At the first international meeting of “Women for Peace” organised by the World Federation of Grand Master Ladies held Tucuman, Argentina, a prize was awarded to an business director from the Economy of Communion.
“Work has restored identity and cultural roots to our people.”
Argentina, Mariapolis Lia. 800 young people learning how to take lead roles, not only in drama but in real life.[more]