New Humanity Movement

Testimonies and news


newsYou will find here in this virtual showcase, the updates and news from all over the world on the various initiatives for the CityFest. New and old experiences clearly show us how much the Ideal of universal brotherhood, when lived in the life of a small or big community, is creative, stimulating, answers to situations sometimes without solutions.  It is a city for every man, with a vision towards the unity of all peoples.

Letter from Damascus

Siria Lina



A friend who lives in Damascus, sent us this letter...

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Struggle, protests, fraternity

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«I was in my studio. It was evening time, the day had been very tiring. The next day would have been even more exhausting. Outside you could hear the noise of a thunderstorm, it was not a matter of bad weather, but rather human and social noise. In fact a teachers’ strike was being organised, just in time for the Ninth Congress on Education being planned by the city council... »

On the eve of a conference, amidst protests and threats. Nonetheless talking about brotherhood may still have sense ...


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Declaration of the Focolare Movement in Jordan

Christians and Muslims together affirm: “evil can never have the last say”.



Within the context of the present situation in the Middle East, The Focolare Movement in Jordan has made a public declaration in which an appeal has been made for peace and for a visible commitment to help victims of violence.

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Never again alone: the challenge of mental fragility


What does it mean to live next to a person with mental disorders and the associated behavior? Is it possible to find a way together how to treat and accommodate in the best way the psychological fragility of a person? The community of Seville tells us all about it ...

The story was covered by M.Carmen Uriol from Barcelona

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The Company Cube



The Company Cube is a new cooperative strategy for small business success. Its objective is to bring about enterprise transformation and social change through person-centered, daily decision-making. It is part of The Economy of Communion in Freedom Project.

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Living Peace Festival in Cairo

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A project involving 25,000 children belonging to 200 schools from 136 cities in 103 countries. Sunday, April 6, 2014: an international event live on internet.

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Living Peace 2014, Cairo



On Sunday 6th April the second Living Peace Festival will take place in Cairo, part of the international initiative to educate people for peace which began in Eygpt three years ago, to which more than 18,000 students belong as well as 100 schools: 20 from Eygpt and others from 103 different countries around the world.  

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Among Aboriginal people

Esperienza Anne Marie Diggins




I am a General Medicine Practitioner with more than 20 years experience. Over 10 years ago I offered my services as a GP, among others, to the aboriginal nursing home fairly near where I work...

By Anne Marie Diggins- Melbourne

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A trip to Fontem



Twelve students (representatives of two Italian high schools) left for Africa accompanied by 3 teachers, 2 animators, two shareholders of Unicoop of Florence, a representative of the Focolare Movement and a cameraman.

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Korea: the Village of Joy




The 1950 Korean civil war left the country divided in two: South and North Korea, separated at the 38th latitude parallel. As you all know, the North is under a very rigid military regime that allows no freedom and is leading the population toward disaster because it lacks food and basic services...

By Amata Kim


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Annaheim, an innovative nursing home

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Eckhardt and Relinde Schwappach are the founders of Annaheim, a nursing home for very special elderly people.

By Paolo Balduzzi and Giuseppe Di Pietro

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Interview with Patience Lobé








Patience Lobè (Cameroon) is a 56-year-old widow, the first woman to hold the position of Vice-Director at the Minister of Public Works in her country. Her story is marked by commitment to her people, which is rooted in a deep evangelical lifestyle.

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Meeting of the International Secretariats of the New Humanity Movement




From February 12 to 16 2014, the secretariats of the New Humanity Movement in the world will gather at Castel Gandolfo (Rome) for their annual meeting. It will be a decisive moment to collect the results of the work of the last year and have a look to the future. The presence of Maria Voce

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It is time for peace in Sardinia





A community tries to recover from a crime that occurred in Sardinia in 1998, and to improve the face of the city, aiming not at revenge, but at forgiveness, looking for true peace.

From the community of Orgosolo (Nuoro)-Italy

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Rome’s Angels (2)



It is often in towns and cities that you can find lively networks of associations and services that are run by people who work away quietly, helping those who live on the margins of society to reassert their citizenship. One example can be found in Rome, where a “working group” is made up of prisoners who are inspired by the ideal of fraternity.  This week we continue to tell their stories.

From Rome






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Upgrading A Neighborhood




What follows are excerpts of a talk that Rocco Goldini, together with his wife Rosa, gave some years ago to a large gathering. Although Rocco has passed away, his work is still bearing fruits.

By Rosa and Rocco Goldini

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The "Black Lion”

A movie by the Austrian film director Wolfgang Murnberger. A small and quiet village in the famous Viennese Forest. A football club without successes. Four young Nigerian refugees, looking for a better life. The story of a great friendship. A movie for the national Austrian TV is born.


By Ursula Leutgöb- Eichgraben, Austria

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A new beginning for Haiti



Eighteen songs for Haiti — to support a housing project in the region destroyed by the 2010 earthquake.

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Chicago, Expo 2013

With the arrival of its 476 participants from many cities in Canada and in the United States, EXPO 2013 has officially kicked off in Chicago.

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Social Ethics

There is a bond between spirituality and social commitment that is summed up in ethics: the spiritual elevation of the individual guides it to responsible action in every environment. In the Gospel and in the Scared Books of the other religions there exists the so called Golden Rule, “Do to others what you wish others will do to you”: here is the proposal for a public set of ethics that is easy to translate into the ethics of history.

Health: Person, Environment

Thinking of “the common good” by thinking first of the well-being of the individual is a sure way of finding previously unimagined solutions, but also for sharing ideas and proposals to better the quality of life in our cities, even from the ecological point of view. From the global to the particular, the commitment to health and psychophysical well-being generates a good life which is part of a better society.

Social Harmony and Art

There is a profound relationship between space and society: the quality of the environment in which we work, live and relax also has a decisive influence on the kind of relationships and therefore on the quality of life of every person. Looked at from the angle of fraternity, human relationships and the inhabitants’ need of beauty can point to solutions and ideas that will have the whole person at the center and therefore ”furnish a house” that is good for all.

Education and Culture

The human and cultural formation both of the individual and of society is a fundamental richness for society. If fraternity is a way of thinking and acting seen from the pedagogical aspect, it can propel a united model of research that will bring out the direct relationship between theory and practice, between words and concrete life. This is because the idea of the common good also depends on the idea of the person who is being referred to.

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