Politics of Unity – utopia or real opportunity?

Politics of Unity – utopia or real opportunity?

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.

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Amazon – Not just the “lungs of the world”

Amazon – Not just the “lungs of the world”

The exotic, extremely vast Amazon region was the backdrop for a course sponsored by Sophia University Institute at the end of July. It was held at Mariapolis Gloria, the Focolare’s community near Belem, in northeast Brazil.

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Reaching out to the most needy

Reaching out to the most needy

Rione Vescovado in Nocera Inferiore is a town of southern Italy. The local district is marked by strong contrasts: noble palaces and pre-fabricated housing, the struggle between legality and delinquency, beauty and marginalization. It is a challenge for the local Focolare community that has given rise to a “work site for young people.”

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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.

Kenya – A light in the slums

Kenya – A light in the slums

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!!

Myanmar. “Without love, how could I forgive?”

Myanmar. “Without love, how could I forgive?”

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.

The Focolare: “Fontem’s backbone”

The Focolare: “Fontem’s backbone”

On the occasion of the annual meeting of the delegates of the Focolare worldwide, we received a request from His Majesty, the Fon of Fontem, to pray for the Bangwa people in Anglophone Cameroon.

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