The United Nations seen through a young person’s eyes

The United Nations seen through a young person’s eyes

Eramanno Perotti, a 25 year-old Italian, who holds a Masters degree in Economic Development, is currently with Maria Voce at the United Nations. ‘Our generation is prepared for a multicultural future. I dream of a School of Dialogue at the UN headquarters.’

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Maria Voce at the United Nations

Maria Voce at the United Nations

The President of the Focolare Movement, currently in New York, answers some questions on the eve of her participation as speaker at the United Nations High-Level Thematic Debate on Tolerance and Reconciliation, in which she declares her “optimism” for a future of peace.

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Sing for Syria

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Sing for Syria

From an idea shared a few months ago by some of the girls who get together regularly in the Focolare in Glasgow, came an unexpected success.

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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.

Kiribati: A wave of solidarity in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam

Kiribati: A wave of solidarity in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam

In mid-March several Pacific islands were hit by the full force of Cyclone Pam, with winds reaching up to 250 km/h. We received news from a Focolare community present in this remote place, where an Action for a United World (AMU) project is currently underway.

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