Johanna Bos

United Arab Emirates: when work becomes human development

In this special year aimed at highlighting the principles set out in the encyclical Laudato si’, we come across Abdullah Al Atrash, a young Italian-Syrian entrepreneur in the United Arab Emirates. Though a non-believer, he is a member of the Economy of Communion of the Focolare Movement. The company he runs employs mostly Asian and African migrants, guaranteeing them a salary and social support measures, all while observing the highest possible safety for both employees and the environment, even during the pandemic. ... Read More

Courage! Danilo Zanzucchi’s hundredth birthday

On August 11th we celebrated Danilo Zanzucchi’s 100th birthday. He and his wife Anna Maria were responsible for the New Families Movement for over 40 years. Theirs is a very rich story, a story of love given, received and generated. We went to visit them at their home in Grottaferrata... ... Read More

Rome becomes the “capital of peace”

On Tuesday 20 October in Rome the International Prayer Meeting for Peace will take place:  participants will include representatives of world religions.  The initiative is being promoted by the Sant’Egidio Community. Maria Voce, president of the Focolare Movement will also be present.  The event can be followed via streaming. ... Read More