A former lawyer and a fixture on the Rome scene since 2008, Maria Voce may well be the most powerful woman in the Catholic Church, in part because she’s not really that interested in what would traditionally be considered “women’s issues.”[more]
A group of 80 Christian and Muslim young people called for dialogue as a means to grow in mutual understanding and build bridges among people from different cultures and faith backgrounds, as they met for an event entitled ‘Multiculturalism – Interfaith – Dialogue: #DoYouCare?’ at the Focolare Centre for Unity in Welwyn Garden City last weekend.[more]
When our body degenerates through illness or physical decay, there is “a superior life which gives value to our physical life”, Chiara Lubich reminds us in a talk given in 1986.[more]
Since the height of the protests in February 2014 to the 5000 deaths in one year: Father Mychayl’s read on the tragedy in Ukraine and prospects of fraternity.[more]
In Planina, Slovenia, at the end of 2014, 108 representatives of 41 Movements and Communities from 14 Nations had an intense, constructive meeting which led to a renewed passion to collaborate on a project for a more united Europe.[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.
From diversity of opinions to disappointments, from mistakes to forgiveness, there are so many occasions where we can experience the beauty of mutual acceptance. Some flashes from life, which bring us back to February’s Word of Life: “Welcome one another.”[more]
On Wednesday this week, a group of 14 Bishops came together – Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Coptic Orthodox from different parts of England. The ecumenical gathering also included the General Secretary of Churches Together in England, Revd David Cornick, himself a United Reformed minister.[more]
Giuseppe Maria Zanghi, one of Chiara Lubich’s first companions, passed away on Friday, 23 January 2015.[more]