Six thousand young people attended the Genfest that just took place in Manila, Philippines with the same enthusiasm and Gospel radicalness that had been described by Igino Giordani many years earlier in a 1955 article published in the “Fides” magazine.[more]
The story of Victoria and Esteban from Cordoba, Argentina. For the past four years they’ve been living in San Marcos Sierras, together with their two sons, in a refuge for children and teens.[more]
The 44th “Week of Italian Culture” has just taken place in Ottawa, Canada and, as usual, the programme showcased Italian art, culture and history. On June 16, it included a presentation of the foundress of the Focolare Movement[more]
After spending two days in the north of Italy in the area where Chiara Lubich was born, the group of Hindu friends of Focolare travelled to Loppiano and Assisi. This account of the visit was written by Roberto Catalano who is co-responsible for inter religious dialogue in the Focolare Movement[more]
Two stops along a journey in Italy by a Hindu group, friends of the Focolare, to discover the sources of Chiara Lubich’s charism. Here are the words of Fr. Fabio Ciardi, who directs the Abba School.[more]
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.
Gly is a very young teacher who lives in Manila. She was very a very poor child when she came into contact with the Bukas Palad Social Center. It was an encounter that changed her life.
Palawan, Philippines is considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world, but it’s not only tourism and pristine beaches. We met Erik and his restaurant where, in addition to fine cooking, we also met his staff who are making a difference.
Some reflections of the German theologian, Klaus Hemmerle (1992-1994) for the holiday season: God is close to those who suffer and “waste” their time in prayer, knowing how to “remain in silence”.[more]
The story of Jaime Sayas from El Salvador as he told it at the World Trade Centre in Manila. In a country that has become very dangerous with rampant delinquency, he and other young people got to work at building peace in their local environment.[more]
The experience shared at the Genfest by Jean Paul from Burundi and Egide from Rwanda. A story of suffering, generosity, unconditional friendship and forgiveness that resulted from an aggressive attack three years ago that left Jean Paul seriously injured.[more]