The network of love created by Gis

The network of love created by Gis

A month after she left us for heaven, we remember Gisella (Gis) Calliari who was a close collaborator of Chiara Lubich in the founding of the Focolare, and who was a protagonist, right from the start, of the birth of the charism of unity into the world.

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Engaged couples: The strength of personal witness

Engaged couples: The strength of personal witness

What is there to say to those who are about to get married, which they don’t already know or think they know? The testimony of those who have already gone down this track, confirming that love is the best resource even when the going gets rough.

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Portugal: the RAISE Project

Portugal: the RAISE Project

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

The story of José Pintor

The story of José Pintor

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.”

RomaAmor: Everyone’s city

RomaAmor: Everyone’s city

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.

Story of Chiara Lubich

Story of Chiara Lubich

Today, 14 March, marks the 10th anniversary of Chiara Lubich’s passing. We publish a short video showing her extraordinary life: from the little city of Trent, in the north of Italy, right up to “the very ends of the earth”. It illustrates her discovery of God as Love, during World War II, and the development of a spirituality of communion suited to today’s times, fruit of the gift of the charism of unity for the Church and humanity.Anniversary_logo

From Syria to Syria

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From Syria to Syria

Anniversary_logoWe publish summary of the New City’s interview with Robert Chelhod, a native of Aleppo, Syria, and local coordinator of the AMU projects. His hopes for the rebirth of his country.

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The protagonists are the least

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The protagonists are the least

At a recent convention in Castel Gandolfo, close to Rome, we met the Italian film director, Fernando Muraca. “I want to offer the youth my experience of the incarnation of a great ideal into art.”

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Bolivia: They believed in me

Bolivia: They believed in me

Anniversary_logoThe testimony of Miriam: Assisted with her studies at a community centre run by the Focolare, she decided to return the favour by helping others, especially children who are going through problems.

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