Direct link-up with a teacher in a refugee camp inn Kurdistan, Iraq. Promoting projects for an emergency that is ongoing.[more]
Two Lebanese youth give a “live” report on their friends in Syria, Jordan, and Iraq. A story of suffering that opens out to new hope.[more]
Vision, viewpoints, and stories will be underlying themes of the global event “Chiara Lubich: Unity and Politics”.[more]
he Director of the Igino Giordani Centre, Alberto Lo Presti, presents the political adventure of Igino Giordani, who was a man with many sides. Lo Presti begins from Giordani’s encounter with Chiara Lubich; then the story behind an intervention by Giordani in the Italian Parliament concerning the North Atlantic Treaty and the futility of war. #politics4unit[more]
Younger people living in the Focolare spirit of unity call themselves “YUs”. It stands for “Youth for Unity” but also asks the question: Why You? Something of an answer became clear over a lively February weekend in which 35 thirteen to seventeen year olds from Wales, Scotland & England met together in the Centre for Unity in Welwyn Garden City.[more]
The latest in the series of Bridging London education evenings took place on 12th February and was very well attended, not least because its theme was so topical – “Exploring Britishness”. This was chosen since schools and teachers in England are now required not just to “not undermine” but to positively promote “British values”. Which values can we agree on as British and who considers him or herself to be truly British? These were just two of the questions addressed.[more]
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.
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.
If you are looking for a different kind of experience this summer, something which is not simply a holiday or retreat, then Signs of Hope just might be for you.
It is a place where people come to explore and live out the Gospel message of love.
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]