Knitting for the planet

Knitting for the planet

#DaretoCare initiatives continue across the world, focussing this year on care for the environment. Christine Gilgannon shares her experience of getting involved in a project engaging with COP26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties which will happen in Glasgow on 1-12 November 2021.

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Breaking boundaries

Breaking boundaries

Over the last few years we have held a short service of ‘Prayers for Unity’ in the chapel at the Focolare Centre for Unity. This took place every Monday evening before the Anglican Eucharist and the Catholic Mass. Therefore the prayers were ecumenical and were a moment of unity before we split into two groups. In March 2020 the pandemic struck in GB and we went into lockdown. This meant no more prayers for unity or Eucharist/Mass. Or did it?

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Margaret Karram: let’s put reconciliation and prayer back at the centre

Margaret Karram: let’s put reconciliation and prayer back at the centre

Faced with the escalation of violence in the Holy Land, in Colombia, in Myanmar and in various African countries, the President of the Focolare appeals to the communities of the Movement in the world to put dialogue and prayer at the centre of life and action. These are paths everyone can follow towards true peace.

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Margaret Karram about the next Genfest 2024

Margaret Karram about the next Genfest 2024

Message of Margaret Karram, President of the Focolare Movement, to all those who are preparing for the next Genfest 2024, the event of the Movement’s young people that will take place in Aparecida, Brazil, and in different parts of the world with various local Genfests.

Mutual love is our uniform

Mutual love is our uniform

A short video supporting the theme of the year: ‘We are called and we are sent’ – part of the Conference Call of 7 October 2023. ‘By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’ (Jn 13: 35)

Filling up the cracks

Filling up the cracks

Lesley Ellison is from Liverpool. She was the first non-Catholic to enter a Focolare community. Building unity beyond age-old prejudices, distrust and rifts. Generating, day after day, a dialogue that has become a way of life.
Mary and Paul Gateshill speak about the practice of ‘Prayer for Unity’ which gathers people regularly from all over the world. Interview by Andrea Fleming (2022).

A small act of love becomes bigger

A small act of love becomes bigger

My daughter Stacy was talking over dinner one evening to her husband and said that she wanted to do something to help with the homeless people during lockdown. But wasn’t sure what.

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Easter – a time of renewal for all of us

Easter – a time of renewal for all of us

In spite of the continuing coronavirus emergency, Easter is still a time to pass from death to life and darkness to light through love for our neighbour. The strength that comes from solidarity and universal fraternity help us to keep alive hope for a united world. Easter greetings from Focolare President, Margaret Karram, and many others all over the world.

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To be an Easter People

To be an Easter People

Dearest all, Easter will soon be here. It’s the greatest feast of the year and with it comes Holy Week, which abounds in the most precious mysteries of Jesus’ life.

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