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]
Statement by Maria Voce, President of the Focolare Movement following the military intervention in Syria on the night of 13th April 2018[more]
George, who has lived in South East Asia for 28 years, between Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, spent Easter in Saigon. We publish the story he sent us.[more]
Mariapolis GB 2018 can be followed by live streaming during this week.[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.
Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life (Jn 6:47)[more]
In April 2000, on “this time that is so special for all Christian” Chiara Lubich stopped to “meditate, contemplate and seek to relive the mysteries it reveals”.[more]
The testimony of Syrians Jean and Vivian, who have set up a learning centre for handicap children.[more]