Forced to leave

Forced to leave

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).

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Beyond all borders: Genfest 2018

Beyond all borders: Genfest 2018

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.

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Is Unity in Politics Possible?

Is Unity in Politics Possible?

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’.”

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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.

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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