A harsh guerrilla group has been terrorizing some areas of Nigeria for some time now. The States of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe are those most affected by the attacks and for more than a year have been living in a state of emergency. A trip to the borders of the world to share the sufferings of the refugees.[more]
The “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity” this year coincides with the centenary of the birth of Blessed Maria Gabriella Sagheddu of Unity, a Trappist nun who offered her life for the unity of Christians. Here is a reflection by Igino Giordani.[more]
#DOYOUCARE? Youth weekend
After the recent news from France, the need for dialogue and understanding is stronger than ever.
This month’s Word of Life invites us to be open to dialogue and welcoming of others, especially those who are in need, but it also urges us to ask with simplicity for fraternal help.Some brief testimonies.[more]
NetOne condemns the January 7 attack against the editorial staff of the weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. No to violence, yes to a journalism of dialogue.[more]
Starting from January 2015, the commentary of the phrase chosen each month from the Holy Scriptures will be done by Fr Fabio Ciardi.[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.
The dream of that baby. Christmas meditation by Chiara Lubich[more]
Christmas greetings of Maria Voce, in the spirit of taking to heart God’s will and the needs of our brothers and sisters.[more]
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of New City Magazine subscriptions. New City staff tell us how they achieved this.[more]