Strong rains caused three rivers to overflow their banks in the south of the country. A mudslide hit the town of Mocoa, wiping out entire neighbourhoods, with many dead, wounded and lost. The local Focolare community writes.[more]
Over 400 people, of all ages and walks of life, took part in the Lampedusa Cross Pilgrimage, part of the Focolare Movement’s 4-day gathering, ‘Mariapolis’, which was held this Holy Week in Ampleforth.[more]
As part of their fundraising efforts in preparation for their international summer workshop ‘Hombemundo’, groups of teenagers in various parts of the UK have been very creative: cake and notebook sales at school, a traditional ceilidh in Scotland and a Croatian meal in Welwyn Garden City amongst other things![more]
In Central America, Jaime and his friends propose paths of peace in the face of inner-city violence, while Vietnamese teacher, Tuong, teaches children the Gospel art of loving. Small signs of social change.[more]
Day-long ecumenical event in Nieuwkuijk with heads of Churches and Luther expert, Hubertus Blaumeiser. The excitement of communion in Christ.[more]
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.
A thousand Gen2 from around the world gather in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, for their world congress and to remember one of their own: Chiara Luce Badano.
An emergency they were expecting last year and which exploded only now. Torrential rains never seen before. A few hundreds of dead and dispersed people, thousands of damaged houses. Solidarity triumphs.[more]
‘Stay with us, because it is almost evening’ (Lk 24:29).[more]
The international performing arts group Gen Rosso found success with their musical involving disabled youth and children, staged at the Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence March 18.[more]