As part of a series of celebrations commemorating the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Jesús Morán, Focolare Co-President addressed a Conference “WCC, Chiara Lubich and the Focolare” held in Geneva, Switzerland on 18th April. His talk examined cultural, anthropological and ecclesial aspects of dialogue. In summary:[more]
Within the framework of the World Youth Day of 2000 held on 17 August at the Flaminio Stadium of Rome, 25,000 young people from all over the world had given rise to the new Genfest. Among them was Sandro Rojas Badilla from Costa Rica, author of the song dedicated to Blessed Chiara Badano: “Light.”[more]
The results of a strong experience of fraternity between Muslims and Christians, inspired by the charism of unity, were presented April 21 at Castelgandolfo in Rome. Here’s the story of Schéhérazad and Farouk, a couple from Tlemcen, Algeria.[more]
Christians and Muslims get together to focus on shared values and work for the common good in various fields: family, environment, ethics, mass media, art and culture, social commitment. This is the dialogue of life that nourishes concrete experiences of fraternity.[more]
Communion within the Church is not something optional; hence, a school of dialogue promoted by the Focolare Movement at Castel Gandolfo, Italy.[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.
Overlooking the Persian Gulf, Dubai is the capital of one of seven emirates which form the United Arab Emirates. In February of this year, the Focolare community in this city hosted a “temporary Focolare”.[more]
A group of Focolare young people, the prison administration of Rebibbia’s Adult Prison and a committee of detainees.[more]
Respect for workers and the law are more important than profit. This is a story about the courage Letizia Mombelli showed in running her company[more]