A voice for peace after the tragic events at Ohio State University

A voice for peace after the tragic events at Ohio State University

Dr. Butalia, recipient of the 2016 Luminosa Award for Unity, sent us the following statement after the tragic events at Ohio State University, where he works. Thank you Dr. Butalia for your untiring work for peace even in the midst of so much pain.
What happened at The Ohio State University (OSU) today was horrendous. Let […]

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Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia received the 2016 Luminosa Award for Unity for his commitment to peace-building and dialogue

Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia received the 2016 Luminosa Award for Unity for his commitment to peace-building and dialogue

“Unity, dialogue, communion” – these three words describe the heart of the mission of the Focolare, and these three words sum up the commitment  of  Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia, a faculty member at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Therefore, his nomination for the 2016 Luminosa Award, was a perfect match, as several speakers mentioned […]

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Solidarity with the people in Syria

Solidarity with the people in Syria

As every year, the Christmas Dinner at Luminosa was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the spirit of the season. Everybody enjoyed the caroling, the games, the food, and above all the special family atmosphere of Christmas.
This year though, there was an additional reason for rejoicing, the fact that the proceeds from the dinner would have […]

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Nativity Scenes Display

Nativity Scenes Display

What will you find when you visit the Nativity Scenes in Luminosa?
Yes, there will be cresches from all over the world and that alone is worth the visit. But there is much more. 
A hand-quilted patchwork of the holy family. 
German crystal figurines. 
Christmas bread from Slovenia baked traditionally on Christmas in the shape of a cresche. 
An opportunity […]

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Earth, Faith and Peace: How religions can work together to care for the environment

Earth, Faith and Peace: How religions can work together to care for the environment

Twenty-nine young people from five different religions and several Christian denominations came together for an interreligious youth teach-in at the end of July at Mariapolis Luminosa. Co-sponsored by Religions for Peace USA, EcoOne (a Focolare environment group) and the Focolare Center for Education in Dialogue, the conference “Earth- Faith-Peace 2015” occurred just a few weeks […]

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