On 20th June at 1 PM (UK time), you can follow the live launch of Pathway 2020/2021, entitled #daretocare. It’ll be live via the United World Project’s YouTube’s channel.[more]
How can we be a sign of hope for the world? The title of this link up is “A Light for the World” and today we want to explore this light, from the perspective of friendship
4and fraternal relations with our brothers and sisters of the different religions that are part of the Focolare family.
After the events in Minneapolis and the demonstrations worldwide we feel powerless and outraged, yet we continue to believe and work for a spirit of openness and participation so as to address the deepest needs of our time.[more]
The other day I went on a long walk along the beach near Crosby. It was a “walking Prayer” walk I was walking, talking to, maybe sometimes shouting to, God. At one point I found myself complaining about social distancing, that I found it hard to see how “2 metres apart with a face mask” would help to bring unity in the world. I then looked out to sea, to the 100 statues that make up “Another Place” by Anthony Gormley, all socially distanced but looking to the same horizon. It was as if God was saying to me that the important thing is that we are all looking in the same direction, not that we are holding hands. I felt a great sense of peace, realising that, mad as it may seem, God has everything in hand.[more]
“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.” (Mt. 10:40)[more]
Tomorrow Sunday 31 May at 9am the Church of England is leading an Ecumenical Service to celebrate Pentecost as one.[more]
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January. This week is an opportunity for all, both individually and together across the Church to focus our prayer and worship on Christian Unity.
Respond to this call, use your imagination and plan a local online event between May 1st – May 7th to explore what it takes to be #InTimeForPeace and amplify care, solidarity and hope during this #Covid19 Pandemic.
“Pills” of hope: the silent transmission
Just some of the countless initiatives of solidarity emerging from the Coronovirus outbreak: not all transmission is negative. As the world finds itself dramatically united by the spread of Coronavirus, sharing suffering and dismay over the growing number of deaths,.
On May 3rd we’re getting the worldwide online relay race going, from 11 to 12 o’clock across all time zones. #run4unity #intime4peace #unitedworldweek
What is impossible if we are isolated becomes possible if we make reciprocal love and unity the driving force of our lives. Living the Word makes us step outside ourselves and meet others with love, beginning with those nearest to us: in our families, in our cities and in every area of life.[more]
What effects has this pandemic had on life in society and in the Church? What did it bring about in the Focolare Movement? How can we live these new and as yet unknown times that await us? An open dialogue with Maria Voce. From an interview with Radio Inblu (Italy).[more]
“Economy of Francesco on-life seminars. Moving towards a post-Covid better world ” is a webinar series organized by the scientific committee of The Economy of Francesco meant to explore some of the themes and challenges of today’s economy[more]