Silo collapse in Limete (DR Congo)

Silo collapse in Limete (DR Congo)

The Focolare Movement is closely monitoring the situation in the town of Limete, north of Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This afternoon there was the sudden collapse of silos containing tons of wheat which destroyed large sections of the Moyi Mwa Ntongo hospital, built in 2006 by the Focolare Movement. The death toll […]

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2018

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2018

Instituted by the United Nations in 1994, the Day memorialises the rights of all people to live according to the customs and traditions of their origins, with particular focus on the 370 million members of indigenous people living in 90 countries of the world and representing 15% of the world population while remaining 15% of […]

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What does peace mean?

What does peace mean?

Tommaso Carrieri is co-founder of Non Dalla Guerra (“Not from war”). He spoke of his work for peace to 6,000 young people attending Genfest 2018 in Manila.

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Life Directions

Life Directions

One of the seven workshops that were held in Tagaytay, the town of the Focolare in the Philippines, after Genfest 2018 in Manila. A thousand young people attended to deepen among many others, the themes of Economy, Ecology, Sociology and other choices in life.

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August Word of Life

August Word of Life

I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. (Jeremiah 31:3)

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August Word of Life

August Word of Life

I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. (Jeremiah 31:3)

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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.

Hindus visit Tonadico

Hindus visit Tonadico

Two stops along a journey in Italy by a Hindu group, friends of the Focolare, to discover the sources of Chiara Lubich’s charism. Here are the words of Fr. Fabio Ciardi, who directs the Abba School.

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Genfest 2018: We must be women & men of unity to give hope to the world

Genfest 2018: We must be women & men of unity to give hope to the world

The eleventh edition of the Genfest has just come to its end. The 6,000 young people present, from more than 100 countries worldwide, launched their project: “Pathways Pathways for a United World”: ways and means of bringing individuals and people together to contribute building fraternal relationships in the fields of economy, justice, politics, environment, intercultural and interreligious dialogue.

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