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  • Focolare Center
  • Focolare Little Town
  • Social Center
  • Local community
  • Mariapolis Center

Chiara came again in 1968 to the United States for a brief private visit to New York and Chicago. It was the only time she ever traveled to the “windy city.” In the few but precious hours spent there, Chiara spoke about many things: impressions of the trip, her joy at how much things have grown, and new plans for the American regions.

Many people who are part of the Focolare Movement all over America met the spirituality of unity through a Scalabrinian priest Fr Joe Scopa. In the mid 1950’s Fr Joe participated in one of the Mariapolis’ in Trent. Afterwards he began giving classes on living the gospel to members of his parish in the Chicago area.  It was there that he was able to share his experience of the charism of unity.  Many people then wanted to get in touch with the focolare that had arrived in Chicago in December 1964.

From that first seed, the Ideal spread in the Midwest. Now it is in many other states: Minnesota, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Ohio, Missouri, Michigan, South Dakota, Illinois, Tennessee, Iowa, and Indiana.

Midwest

Run4Unity (St. Louis, MO)

May 3, 2015 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
On Sunday, 3 May 2015 from 11.00 am to 12.00 noon, boys and girls of different races, cultures and religions will be running together at iconic landmarks in different parts of the planet, as a witness to their commitment for peace and unity.

The relay race will start off in the Pacific island of Fiji at [...]

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Run4Unity (Columbus, OH)

May 3, 2015 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Run for Unity is a world-wide relay race that involves thousands of young people from different races, creed, social and ethnic backgrounds. The project is a manifestation of the adherence of young people to peace and unity in spite of the divisions that exist in the world. The actual run will start from 11 am to 12 noon in every time zone. At noon, one time zone will virtually pass the baton to the next time zone. This act symbolizes the desire of the youth to unite the world into one big family

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Run4Unity (Chicago, IL)

Run4Unity (Chicago, IL)

May 3, 2015 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
What is Run4Unity?
Run for Unity is a world-wide relay race that involves thousands of young people from different races, creed, social and ethnic backgrounds. The project is a manifestation of the adherence of young people to peace and unity in spite of the divisions that exist in the world.

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