November maybe the true start of winter in the Northern hemisphere, but the Spring shoots of Interfaith Dialogue are alive and well in Scotland. Yolanda Matro lives in the Focolare community in Glasgow, and she reports on two recent events which saw Muslims and Christians continuing together on a journey of unity.[more]
The Bishops conference held in Sigtuna (Sweden) came to its end. The Bishops present come from various Churches and are friends of the Focolare Movement.[more]
The wave of Venezuelan refugees continues to move towards the surrounding countries, mostly due to a scarcity of food. In Peru, through the action of the Focolare, a psychological clinic has been set up with the help of professionals among the same refugees.[more]
Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door,
I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me. (Rev. 3:20).
International performing group Gen Verde will soon be arriving in the UK on the next stage of their European tour. Sally McAllister works with the group both artistically and supporting the practical elements of the tour. She took some time out of their busy schedule to answer some questions, and to talk about why the group are excited to be returning to Britain.[more]
The Pope’s video-message to two young people from Mumbai, a Hindu and a Muslim, recorded with a cell phone, has gone viral. “This is the Synod of all the youth.”[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.
Draw out the treasures within you![more]
With a variety of speakers, a strong and varied attendance, and interactive sessions, the afternoon on a ‘Politics of Unity’ was something new and special for us. The meeting took place in Glasgow, 6 October and it was organised by the Focolare Community in Scotland.[more]
But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the law (Gal 5:18).[more]