The situation in Athens has turned dramatic with the arrival of thousands of refugees. There is talk of a humanitarian crisis, exacerbated by the closure of the Balkan route. Service infrastructures are lacking, but the solidarity is unstoppable.[more]
Italian Religious Information Service (SIR) interview with Dolores Poletto from the Focolare Movement in Skopje, Macedonia. Her account of the refugees stranded in Idomeni, Greece: “In that cold and mud I saw a humanity that was wounded.”[more]
800 hot meals per week: on Mondays and Tuesdays at the Ostiense station and Saturdays and Sundays at the Tuscolana. A RomAmoR onlus project involving over 200 volunteers[more]
Despite the terroristic alert, the Muslim association “Light of the Heart” and its partners, among which is the Focolare, offered an authentic immersion in universal brotherhood to around 500 people gathered in the “Claridge Hall” of Brussels – Madou..[more]
In 1975 a war began in Lebanon that would last for 16 long years. It was the dramatic backdrop to the seeds of peace which Chiara Lubich went on planting in Focolare the members of that land.[more]
1200 business people, young people and specialists in the Economy of Communion met Pope Francis on the 25th anniversary of the start of the project. He encouraged all present to develop “an economy which gives life, because it is based on sharing, includes the needy and uses profits to create communion”.
Mathare, a slum of 500,000 people in Nairobi, Kenya. Some Focolare families transform the chapel into a school building during the week, helping to change the lives of children and families. Now they have a future!!
We look at this country through the testimony of some members of the Focolare community: their work for refugees and their daily commitment to build a better and more peaceful future.
Easykit is a business making do-it-yourself goods whose profit is shared among the employees, and given to help people who are very poor, both locally and abroad.
Cristina Montoya, a researcher in social communications and politics at the Sophia University Institute, offers a retrospective reading of the fruits of Chiara Lubich’s spirituality in the tormented peace process her country, Colombia, is undergoing[more]
It has been twenty five years since the outbreak of the conflict that devastated the people of ex-Jugoslavia. Through words and gestures of peace, Chiara Lubich always remained close to the people.[more]
Twenty years after the awarding of the UNESCO Peace Education Prize on Chiara Lubich and on the 8th anniversary of her death (March 14, 2008), an event at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, proposes the culture of dialogue as a means of peace.[more]