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by Chiara Lubich

The most common experience when reading these Meditations is that they open up a dialogue with the Eternal, and the reader finds a new logic, the heavenly way of reasoning, begins to filter into the soul. We feel that we become better, and we discover a yearning, almost a homesickness, for heaven. And that turns us to face our everyday life, with its everyday struggles and all our everyday neighbours, with renewed resolution. We wish to care for others in the most realistic and down-to-earth way possible. Indeed, we feel enabled to take part in fulfilling the driving theme in the Meditations, the prayer with which Jesus summed up his life-work, uttered to his Father the night before he died: ‘May they all be one.’ (John 17:21)

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Every month the New City Press through the New City Magazine brings you news from a unique perspective: UNITY, and informs you about the contribution of the Focolare Movement to the realization of a united world.

THIS MONTH'S ISSUE - July 216...


The Economy of Communion (EoC) project was initiated by Chiara Lubich in 1991 when she visited the city of Sao Paulo in Brazil, and first saw the slums which surround the city’s skyscrapers like a crown of thorns. After 25 years, EoC today has become an economic paradigm with more than 700 businesses worldwide adhering to its principles.
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July 2016

"Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you" (Eph 4:32). (Mk 9:50). ENGLISH Word of Life in Powerpoint (right click to save)




On our wedding anniversary we had dinner out. While for us it was a nice moment for bonding, sadly many other couples around us were focused on using their mobile phones, all but ignoring the other person with them. They seemed to be people who were just together there by chance. (Jay and Miriam)
I wish to tell you, that I'm so much in love ... and it's beautiful! Why do I feel this way? (Luke)
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The Mariapolis has become a regular appointment for members and friends of the Focolare Movement in the 186 nations where it is present. Originally like a summer vacation in the mountains, now its present format varies from nation to nation, from region to region, as it becomes inculturated in the reality of the local community.
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Questions and reflections on the recent Philippine electoral experience and what it means to go ahead as one nation amidst divisive politico-cultural differences, from a young man about to embark on his future.
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This experience shared by Vic Lahoz, Chairman of Kalayaan Engineering Co., Inc. (KECI) during the EoC PanAsian Congress in Tagaytay, highlights some of the best practices of a company that includes EoC principles in its management. KECI has just celebrated its 50th year this 2016.
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Eric Yayen, a Palawan entrepreneur shares his contributions towards the growth and development of persons who are deaf and mute at the Economy of Communion’s Pan- Asian Congress in Mariapolis Peace, Tagaytay, last May 2016
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The door that opens up unity
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Kyoko Yoshida, a young Japanese entrepreneur, shares her journey in the adventure of the Economy of Communion
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Sixty years ago, Sun Sim Dang or SSD - a small bakery in front of a train station, started producing steamed buns in Daejon, Korea. Now the bakery has become part of the culture of Daejon, a confectionery and food catering business with 400 employees, and a shining model of an Economy of Communion (EoC) enterpise. Back in 1999 the company had 76 employees and their annual sales were 4,275,900 Euros. In 2015, they grew to 400 sales employees with yearly sales of 30,006,376 Euros.
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The secret life of Fr. Tito Banchong
and his mission to give his life for his people.
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Europe. Togetherness in Hope

Grassroots of European Churches discuss ecumenism and Europe in Munich: 1700 people from 200 Movements and Communities of 40 countries gather.
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India: Positive results
of the Udisha Project

In Mumbai, 120 disadvantaged children take part in the Udisha (sun ray that announces a new dawn) project which offers them a concrete opportunity for human and social development. Their parents dialogue on the harmonic growth of their children and prevention of risks and abuse.
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Giorgio Marchetti has left us

One of the first focolarini, Giorgio Fede Marchetti, passed away peacefully at the age of 86. He had accompanied hundreds of young men along the path of the focolare.
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Philippines: Economy of Communion,
an Economy for All

During the 25th International Congress of the Economy of Communion being held from May 25 to 29, a worldwide linkup will celebrate the event.
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Long Distance Support in Myanmar

A growth opportunity for everyone – families as well as supporters – in a process of promoting life and growth. The testimony of local witnesses.
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Jesús Morán:
Anthropological aspects of dialogue

Intervention by Focolare co-president, Jesús Morán at the University of Mumbai, during his recent trip to the Indian subcontinent.
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Environment and Human Rights

Lawyers, judges, law students and researchers at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, November 13-15, 2015. We talk with Adriana Cosseddu, professor of Criminal Law and coordinator of Commnion and Law, which is promoting the event
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Japan, 70 years after the war

Toshiko Tsuhako, from Okinowa, was 12 years old when Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by nuclear attacks. The memory of the war continues to impel her to build peace in the world.
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Germany: initiatives for the refugees

From providing for the basic needs to a “counter attack” for peace, the opening of homes to refugee families. (Extra)ordinary stories of the warm reception of refugees.
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Confronted with the humanitarian drama of the refugees, the Focolare’s Youth for Unity step into action on many fronts, mobilising and appealing to international organisations, while joining in the efforts of the entire Movement.
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EXPO: Solar Power Cookers For Haiti

Helping to relieve poverty in Haiti while resolving the environmental problem. The Cucine solari per Mont -Organizé Project,presented at EXPO Milano 2015 in the Cascina Trulza-Civil Society Pavilion.
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A Bed and Breakfast near Florence

The story of a family in Italy who wanted to get involved in giving hospitality to refugees. Watch news video clip.
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Slovakia: A young priest’s challenge

A neighbourhood in Bratislava abandoned by young people: Fr Ludovit refused to give up and strived to create a community. Beginning with families, he used only his strong faith and a personal love for each person.
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