News from Colombia

News from Colombia

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.

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Mariapolis Ampleforth

Mariapolis Ampleforth

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.

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Teenagers inspiring all generations

Teenagers inspiring all generations

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!  

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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.

An Unstoppable Generation

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.

Peru: Two Months Underwater

Peru: Two Months Underwater

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.

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Gen Rosso: United beyond barriers

Gen Rosso: United beyond barriers

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.

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