Our Impression of Genfest 2018

Our Impression of Genfest 2018

“During genfest, I saw what a united world looks like. Unity is not some homogeneous utopian paradise. It’s made of people of distinctly different nationalities and individual identities. All these different people of different backgrounds are able to attain this gift of unity by simply loving and sharing in the desire to be one. This […]

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The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

Chris sat down in the chair in front of me ready to register for classes. A day later he tells me about a life-changing episode in his life.

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El Salvador: Nelson’s Story

El Salvador: Nelson’s Story

Nelson, a 29 year old physical education teacher: “My beautiful country, destroyed by the war and its consequences.” His contribution against all forms of violence.

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Noel left his mark

Noel left his mark

While working with some young Filipinos in preparation for the Genfest, 38 year old Emmanuel De Jesus died suddenly. Those who knew him now consider him as a guardian angel of the event.

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History

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Genfest 1980: Making the World a Family

Genfest 1980: Making the World a Family

On May 17, 1980, 40,000 young people from around were gathered at the Flaminio Stadium in Rome, Italy. On May 18th, they met in Saint Peter’s Square with Pope John Paul II. Below is Patrizia’s recount of her first Genfest.

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Genfest 1975: Towards a United World

Genfest 1975: Towards a United World

The personal testimony of someone who was present at Genfest 1975, held in conjunction with the Holy Year in Rome. There were 20,000 young people, from all 5 continents, gathered at Palaeur Stadium. Chiara Lubich presented them to Pope Paul VI: “A new world is born.”

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Genfest 2018 – Beyond All Borders

Genfest 2018 – Beyond All Borders

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