Friends of Welwyn Care Homes

Friends of Welwyn Care Homes

Friends of Welwyn Care Homes was a seed sown in 2006 at a meeting in the Focolare Centre for Unity in Welwyn Garden City. The meeting was entitled ‘Soul Matters’ – the spiritual needs of older people. 

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‘On the Way to Be One’ – Signs and Surprises

‘On the Way to Be One’ – Signs and Surprises

The elegant simplicity of the Swiss Church in Central London was a fitting venue for exploring a spirituality of communion; in the context of today’s world, the afternoon of 11th November expressed a common search to be credible witnesses to Christianity together. Brilliantly chaired by Conleth Burns, a young law student from Northern Ireland, the time was well used and exceptionally fruitful.

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December Word of Life

December Word of Life

Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word (Lk 1:38).

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We need help in Puerto Rico!

We need help in Puerto Rico!

The devastating storms in recent months have severely affected our communities in the Caribbean and parts of the USA. As they continue to live the life of the Gospel, and strive to help those around them who have also lost everything, they also said ‘We need help’.

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50 years of friendship a sign of unity

50 years of friendship a sign of unity

The 50th anniversary of Chiara Lubich’s first visit to the World Council of Churches is being commemorated on 9 November 2017. Rev. Dr Martin Robra of World Council of Churches (WCC) recalls the event.

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Story of Chiara Lubich

Story of Chiara Lubich

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.

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.

On the way to be one

On the way to be one

An afternoon exploring a spirituality of communion and its impact upon Christian unity will take place at the Swiss Church in London this Saturday. How does the practice of love for one another transform relations among churches? This transformation will be viewed from the perspectives of different Christian traditions.

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Blessed Economy!

Blessed Economy!

Work, business and finance in the light of the Bible: The Italian television broadcaster, TV2000, presents an unedited reading of the economy today. The eight part series will include numerous guests with economist Luigino Bruni from the “Economy of Communion” network.

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From Conflict to Communion

From Conflict to Communion

Today, on October 31, 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reform. The many steps already taken on the turbulent journey towards full and visible unity, and the Focolare’s contribution

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