Dialogue with Shiite Islam: 42 young Muslims and Christians at the school of peace

Dialogue with Shiite Islam: 42 young Muslims and Christians at the school of peace

Good practices of interreligious dialogue and coexistence. From the 25th to the 30th of August an international Summer School titled “Interfaith engagement in theory and practice”, brought together 42 young Christians and Muslims in the Italian town of Tonadico (in the district of Trent). The course was the result of the joint initiative of the University Institute of Sophia (Focolari Movement), the Islamic Centre of England (with headquarters in London, an educational point of reference for the cultural dissemination of the Shiite realm in Western societies) and the Risalat Institute of Qom (Iran)

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Refusing to hate

Refusing to hate

Our friends of the Ahl Al Bait Society Scotland are keen to make the special friendship we have with them more visible.  Recently we met to see how to do this and someone mentioned that Pope Francis had invited people of all world religions to pray for peace in Syria on 7th September.
Straightaway our Ahl […]

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Cardinal Cormac – ‘Thank you for being you’

Cardinal Cormac – ‘Thank you for being you’

The Focolare Movement pays heartfelt tribute to Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor who died on 1 September aged 85 for the wisdom and warm support received over many years. In our friendship and contacts with him, he always radiated joy and hope – his episcopal motto, “Gaudium et Spes”.

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Maria Voce: Dialogue, A Lifestyle/2

Maria Voce: Dialogue, A Lifestyle/2

Invited last May by the Malta Diocesan Ecumenical Commission, some excerpts from part 2 of the presentation given by the Focolare president – Dialogue or dialogues? A lifestyle.

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September Word of Life

September Word of Life

‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me’ (Mt 16:24).

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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.

An Unstoppable Generation

A thousand Gen2 from around the world gather in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, for their world congress and to remember one of their own: Chiara Luce Badano.

Maria Voce: Dialogue, A Lifestyle/1

Maria Voce: Dialogue, A Lifestyle/1

Invited last May by the Malta Diocesan Ecumenical Commission, some excerpts from part 1 of the presentation given by the Focolare president – Dialogue or dialogues? A lifestyle.

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Law as a tool of communion

Law as a tool of communion

From the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to the constitutions of European nations, law is at the basis of human dignity in the society. The thoughts of Maria Voce, President fo the Focolare Movement.

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