Second week of the General Assembly 2014. Recapping the first stage, looking back at the last six years and work groups looking towards the future.[more]
From Perthshire, 500 participants gave their commitment to unity and dialogue in their own cities, also in view of the next referendum for independence.[more]
Collage of photos taken in Perth during the Mariapolis[more]
In spite of efforts and international proposals for reaching a truce, the war carries on. We share what has been reported to us by Focolare delegates in the Holy Land.[more]
These words are resounding in each one of us, directed to us by the Christians in the Middle East. They urge us not to remain powerless in front of the drama that is being perpetuated before the eyes of the whole world.[more]
New City works to promote mutual understanding and respect through dialogue.[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.
Beyond every division, believe in the “dialogue of life” (1922 – February 28, 2014)[more]
We publish some excerpts from the travel diary of Robert Catalano, co-responsible of the Centre for Interreligious Dialogue of the Focolare. In the religious capital of Iran, seeing beyond the stereotypes.[more]
The parents of Chiara Badano, beatified in 2010, are guest speakers at this year’s Bright Lights Festival, Aylesford, on Saturday, 28 June and in St George’s Cathedral Amigo Hall, London on Sunday, 29th June[more]