2013 marks the 50th anniversary since the spirituality of unity began to spread in Africa. The first event was held on February 9th in Fontem, a village in Cameroon. Chiara herself tells the story in a talk to a group of men religious.[more]
The story of a young Italian physiotherapist at the Pag-Asa Community Centre of Tagaytay, Philippines. For him it was a life-changing experience.[more]
The story of an unconditional welcoming. At Vallo Torinese, with a population of 800, in the Turin Prealps region, there is a lively and welcoming parish community. Antoanetta, 45 year-old, from Romania, recalls how she became part of it.[more]
Gabriel de Almeida is 25 years old. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, an active and dynamic Brazilian metropolis: it will be the site of the next World Youth Day and the 2014 World Soccer Cup. From the great Rio, Gabriel has also brought to Sophia the vivacity and the impetus towards the future of the carioca population.[more]
The 2013 Course on Dialogue with Eastern Religions was held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 1-3 February. The sacred Scriptures of these religions were explored as a contribution to world peace.[more]
Three-day event for 32 bishops from Europe and the Middle East. At the centre of the program a reflection on love for Jesus in our neighbours as a way of evangelisation.[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 story of a young Medical student from Paraguay, who is committed in her studies, committed to others, but does not leave spirituality aside.[more]
Maria Voce and Giancarlo Faletti among the young people from Australia and Oceania. How could we listen to Jesus’ voice in our life? His pedagogy is simple.[more]
A month since the death of Pino Quartana we remember him with this text in which he describes his realtionship with Igino Giordani (Foco), including the final years that he worked for him.[more]