Six days, in beautiful Tlemcen, Capital of Islamic Culture 2011, helped to make the discovery that it is possible to live in harmony and unity with a group of believers of different religions. In an atomsphere of unity lived amongst they came from Europe and the Middle East and met from 2nd – 7th June 2011 with the Algerian community of the Focolare Movement who have been living the spirit of unity for more than 45 years.
Both the recorded talks of Chiara Lubich shown and the live contributions from the various experts present at the meeting clarified and answered many questions on how to live according to the charism of Chiara Lubich. A variety of experiences followed which enriched group discussions where participants spoke with great freedom and openess and felt even more part of the big Focolare family.
The programme also included a visit to the city of Tlemcen and Orano, allowing the possibility of discovering their unique cultural and religious patrimony that they hold.
One comment from the many, at the end of the meeting: “This is just the beginning of a new step in our life towards an ever deeper unity.”