Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God (Mt 5:9).[more]
Nothing that is done to safeguard nature and the environment is small. The children of the Focolare in Carvalhal de Vermilhas (Portugal) plant new trees in a forest destroyed by a bushfire last year.[more]
From Loppiano, the international town of the Focolare Movement, Pope Francis launched an appeal to face the pressing needs of our time together.[more]
In just a few hours time Pope Francis will land in Loppiano. As the excitement mounts, the residents of this international Focolare town give voice to their hopes for this flying visit.[more]
Loppiano and Nomadelfia are awaiting the visit of Pope Francis this coming 10 May. The community of Catholic volunteers founded by Fr. Zeno Saltini, with which the Focolare shares the vision of fraternity and unity of the human family, visited the Focolare Centre in Rocca di Papa.[more]
Those attending the conference at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, who were from 23 different countries, returned home convinced that unity between Christians and Muslims is possible.[more]
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.
Mathare, a slum of 500,000 people in Nairobi, Kenya. Some Focolare families transform the chapel into a school building during the week, helping to change the lives of children and families. Now they have a future!!
Several testimonies from a country which has not been at peace for decades, where people are engaged in the difficult task of peace building.
The story of May Han. During the Saffron Revolution her husband who was active in defending human rights, was arrested and died in prison. In the darkness of her pain the light of God’s love brings forgiveness.
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]
Kevin McQuade from Hamilton writes about his experience at the Mariapolis at Ampleforth.[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]