The expectations for this visit go beyond Italian confines. At Loppiano (Florence) on 10 May, Pope Francis will meet a huge Focolare community representing the entire Movement. Maria Voce: “A repeatable model of coexistence based on evangelical principles.”[more]
United World Week is currently underway. During this event, young people from around world want to show that peace, solidarity and unity are attainable goals. We publish the story told by Simon, a Paralympics swimming champion, as recounted by his father, a journalist, at the Italian Genfest. He issues the challenge to always fulfil our dreams.[more]
3700 young people from around the country, along with international representatives from other continents came together in the Focolare town of Loppiano, Italy, for the annual Genfest.[more]
A brief summary of the Imprimatur Web interview done by Lohan Benaarti with Zena of the Focolare community of Damascus, who talks about the hopes for the rebirth of a country martyred by the war.[more]
For Christians, freedom means welcoming, listening and sharing.[more]
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.
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.”
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]