On 18 March, Pope Francis, during an audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, recognised the heroic virtues of 16 year-old Servant of God, Maria Orsola Bussone.[more]
Two Lebanese youth give a “live” report on their friends in Syria, Jordan, and Iraq. A story of suffering that opens out to new hope.[more]
“The Brook in the Woods – the Joy of Loving” is the title of the musical starring 34 children and adolescents of Mumbai in support of the United World Week, the main event of which will take place this year in the Indian metropolis from 27 April to 1 May.[more]
United in the immense pain of the Christians and of many, we remember the victims of the attack in Lahore, and continue to pray unceasingly for the gift of peace. A testimonial from Pakistan.[more]
More than 32 million inhabitants, mostly Muslims, and a small percentage of Christians. Two focolarini recount their visit to the communities of the Focolare of Fez and Tangiers, composed of Christians and Muslims.[more]
The dramatic events that have wounded France are well-known. However very few know what has been happening over the last four years in Cannes: an intense friendship between people of different religions for which the city received the “Chiara Lubich: City for fraternity” Prize.
Vision, viewpoints, and stories will be underlying themes of the global event “Chiara Lubich: Unity and Politics”.
Like thousands of others, Iyad’s family had to unexpectedly abandon their home in Mosul and their country Iraq. A painful exile, made significant by the welcome in France of those who live the same ideal of unity.
A summary of Chiara’s talk at a symposium held at the United Nations Headquarters (New York), 28 May 1997: Toward a Unity of Nations and a Unity of Peoples. #politcs4unity
The School for Oriental Religions, born from an inspiration of Chiara Lubich as the path towards interreligious dialogue in the Asian continent, gathered over 300 participants from various countries. The meeting focused on suffering as seen in Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity.[more]
Regaining trust and a culture of values is the hope of two women politicians from Argentina. Margarita Stolbizer and Cristina Calvo comment on the light of Chiara Lubich’s prophetic vision for the Latin American continent.[more]
In a hall of the Italian Parliament, at a gathering titled, “Chiara Lubich: Unity and Politics,” Chiara Lubich, the foundress of the Focolare was remembered on the 7th anniversary of her death, by reflecting on the effects of her charism on politics. #politics4unity[more]