In Venezuela, due to the worsening economic crisis and serious lack of basic essentials, many families are forced to leave the country. Ofelia and Armando, upon leaving their country, were received in the community of the Focolare of Lima (Peru).[more]
At a time where most of us are finishing off the last of the Christmas chocolates and making yet another new year’s resolution to go to the gym, a group of young people from the UK are starting to prepare for an exciting event in July: Genfest 2018.[more]
Martha Gellhorn once said: “People often claim, with pride: ‘I am not interested in politics’. They might as well say ‘I am not interested in my standard of living, my health, my job, my rights, my freedoms, my future or any future’…If we mean to keep any control over our worlds and lives, we must be interested in politics’.”[more]
‘’Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power’’ (Ex 15:6)[more]
Greetings from Maria Voce, President of the Focolare Movement.[more]
An Ecumenical Chair has been instituted at Sophia University named after Patriarch Athenagoras and Chiara Lubich, to revisit and actualize their spiritual heritage.[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.
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.[more]
Beyond all borders April 4th-8th 2018 Ampleforth Abbey UK All welcome![more]
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.[more]