Sing for Syria

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Sing for Syria

From an idea shared a few months ago by some of the girls who get together regularly in the Focolare in Glasgow, came an unexpected success.

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Kiribati: A wave of solidarity in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam

Kiribati: A wave of solidarity in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam

In mid-March several Pacific islands were hit by the full force of Cyclone Pam, with winds reaching up to 250 km/h. We received news from a Focolare community present in this remote place, where an Action for a United World (AMU) project is currently underway.

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Igino Giordani: From the Italian Parliament to the World

Igino Giordani: From the Italian Parliament to the World

he Director of the Igino Giordani Centre, Alberto Lo Presti, presents the political adventure of Igino Giordani, who was a man with many sides. Lo Presti begins from Giordani’s encounter with Chiara Lubich; then the story behind an intervention by Giordani in the Italian Parliament concerning the North Atlantic Treaty and the futility of war. #politics4unit

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Mariapolis Reunion

Mariapolis Reunion

Younger people living in the Focolare spirit of unity call themselves “YUs”. It stands for “Youth for Unity” but also asks the question: Why You? Something of an answer became clear over a lively February weekend in which 35 thirteen to seventeen year olds from Wales, Scotland & England met together in the Centre for Unity in Welwyn Garden City.

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Exploring Britishness

Exploring Britishness

The latest in the series of Bridging London education evenings took place on 12th February and was very well attended, not least because its theme was so topical – “Exploring Britishness”. This was chosen since schools and teachers in England are now required not just to “not undermine” but to positively promote “British values”. Which values can we agree on as British and who considers him or herself to be truly British? These were just two of the questions addressed.

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Mariapolis Liverpool – Signs of Hope

Mariapolis Liverpool – Signs of Hope

If you are looking for a different kind of experience this summer, something which is not simply a holiday or retreat, then Signs of Hope just might be for you.
It is a place where people come to explore and live out the Gospel message of love.

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Getting involved – Gen Verde in UK

Getting involved – Gen Verde in UK

From October to December 2015 Gen Verde will be offering a series of workshops, collaborative shows and unplugged concerts around England, Scotland and Wales. A number of events have been confirmed; others are still in the proposal stages.  

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Interview with Maria Voce, Focolare President

Interview with Maria Voce, Focolare President

A former lawyer and a fixture on the Rome scene since 2008, Maria Voce may well be the most powerful woman in the Catholic Church, in part because she’s not really that interested in what would traditionally be considered “women’s issues.”

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