Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia received the 2016 Luminosa Award for Unity for his commitment to peace-building and dialogue

Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia received the 2016 Luminosa Award for Unity for his commitment to peace-building and dialogue

“Unity, dialogue, communion” – these three words describe the heart of the mission of the Focolare, and these three words sum up the commitment  of  Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia, a faculty member at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Therefore, his nomination for the 2016 Luminosa Award, was a perfect match, as several speakers mentioned […]

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Solidarity with the people in Syria

Solidarity with the people in Syria

As every year, the Christmas Dinner at Luminosa was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the spirit of the season. Everybody enjoyed the caroling, the games, the food, and above all the special family atmosphere of Christmas.
This year though, there was an additional reason for rejoicing, the fact that the proceeds from the dinner would have […]

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Nativity Scenes Display

Nativity Scenes Display

What will you find when you visit the Nativity Scenes in Luminosa?
Yes, there will be cresches from all over the world and that alone is worth the visit. But there is much more. 
A hand-quilted patchwork of the holy family. 
German crystal figurines. 
Christmas bread from Slovenia baked traditionally on Christmas in the shape of a cresche. 
An opportunity […]

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Earth, Faith and Peace: How religions can work together to care for the environment

Earth, Faith and Peace: How religions can work together to care for the environment

Twenty-nine young people from five different religions and several Christian denominations came together for an interreligious youth teach-in at the end of July at Mariapolis Luminosa. Co-sponsored by Religions for Peace USA, EcoOne (a Focolare environment group) and the Focolare Center for Education in Dialogue, the conference “Earth- Faith-Peace 2015” occurred just a few weeks […]

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2015 Mariapolis – Dialogue as a lifestyle

2015 Mariapolis – Dialogue as a lifestyle

From the 27th to the 29th of June Luminosa hosted a Mariapolis program entitled Discovering God in Today’s World, which was attended by 380 people mainly from New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
The program included presentations and experiences of the spirituality of unity in everyday life, as well as moments of prayer, recollection and […]

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