In Syria, a Lenten Season of Tears

In Syria, a Lenten Season of Tears

The Archbishop of Damascus talks about his country after 6 years of war – a site of ruins, childhoods taken away, deserted parishes and the daily struggle to find food and water.

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Egypt: Families bear witness to hope

Egypt: Families bear witness to hope

The country is undergoing a serious economic and social crisis. The families of the Focolare, gathered together in Cairo on 27 January, want to be a “source of hope and joy” as a contribution to Egyptian society.

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In Nigeria, a high school becomes a Mariapolis

In Nigeria, a high school becomes a Mariapolis

In Jos, Nigeria, 600 high school students experience, together with their teachers and families, the shared lifestyle of the Focolare Movement, discovering how “God truly exists and is alive.”

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The Focolare’s New Ecumenical Commitment

The Focolare’s New Ecumenical Commitment

From the Ecumenical Centre of Ottmaring, Germany, where the General Council of the Focolare Movement is on retreat, an interview with Maria Voce on the Declaration that was made public on February 21, 2017.

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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.

Interreligious friendships

Interreligious friendships

In Birmingham, focolarini animate an elementary school of the Sikh community. The head of a mosque invites them to present the spirituality of unity.

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Uganda. Proofs of the Economy of Communion

Uganda. Proofs of the Economy of Communion

In a country made up mostly of young people, saving money is turned into loans for setting up small manufacturing activities that become the leaven of change, with the encouragement of Pope Francis

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Iraq: They have destroyed my city

Iraq: They have destroyed my city

The testimony of Azeez, a young Iraqi, speaks at an international conference of young people of the Focolare. His escape with the family and his effort to build peace.

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