New Humanity Movement

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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.

Chicago, Expo 2013: building a renewed humanity

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Division. Greed. Alienation. Apathy.

Ready for a change? Come and see how ordinary people are changing their world for the better based on values that everyone can share.

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Pino Quartana has passed away

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Pino Quartana died on 30th December after a brief illness. He was responsible for the New Humanity Movement from 1982 up to 2008.

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PuntoLab: instructions for a conscious use of media

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PuntoLab is a municipal workshop of communication, open to all residents of Rome and inspired by the theme "the way we are: identity and relationship." Organized by experts and communications professionals, it wants to contribute to the formation of active residents through knowledge and conscious use of the media.

 

by Paolo Balduzzi

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Maria Voce at Social Studies Event in France

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The President of the Focolare Movement Maria Voce at the 87th session of the ‘Semaines Sociales de France’ in Paris, this year with the title ‘Men and Women: the new deal’.

 ‘Unity between men and women is always a delicate balance. Each must rediscover the value of the other, and both must not forget that diversity is a richness – and neither they must tire of constantly beginning again on the royal road of dialogue.’ 

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In Rome, the Association Happy Time

 

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A couple with a kid suffering from a severe disability. The rediscovery of the value of sorrow, “the precious pearl” one needs in order to learn how to measure her needs on the ones of her neighbor and to live, giving value to every single choice. It is a mum that tells this story, but she is also the promoter, together with others, of an initiative that involves the whole neighborhood, and has a wide perspective.

By Rosalba Lauria- Rome

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On the beach of Piaçabuçu

 

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A breathtaking scenery in the south of Brazil is being put at risk by an administrative management, that does not respect the environment or the needs of the inhabitants. Irene Silva works as a biologist at the Brazilian Institute of Environment, which has had considerable success in mediating conflicts, in the full respect both of people and environment.  



Irene Silva - Brazil

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Here is the right place to live!

 

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Here is the right place to live! This is what we are being told from Eschenbach, a Swiss village, south of Zurich, in an enchanting valley, where it is possible to find fun and relax for the whole family. Outdoor excursions and mountain bike tracks, uncontaminated nature and ... much much more! 

 

By Christine Stehli- Zurich

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The Cooperative Loppiano Prima and the Loppiano Farmstead: the courage of a prophecy.

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On the website focolare.org a series of articles dedicated to the Loppiano Co-operative and the Loppiano Farm are being published and will be focusing on their origins, developments, people and the projects. The articles will be spread out in seven issues and will be giving a taste of the kind of work methodology that is being used and which is based on the relationships that collegues and clients have with the organizations. They are experiences which also offer a credible model of respect for the environment.

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International Meeting for the World of Education

scuolabusAn “International Meeting for the World of Education”, will be held in Castelgandolfo, Italy, on 6-8 September 2013.

The meeting will gather people who are in any way involved in the world of education: family, school and catechesis, youth groups, researchers and teens.

The declared objective is to lay the groundwork, on an international level, through an exchange of ideas, educational approaches and best practices, and to implement projects in various countries.

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Rio+20: video&report

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Click here to see the video clip about Rio+20 from New Humanity Delegation. (Italian)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Among the taxis in Pretoria

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I wish to share my experience on how the spirituality of unity has an influence in my daily activity.  To put into practice the Gospel in every day’s life motivates me moment by moment and creates “community” among people in my city.

 

 

By Lucy Shasha, Pretoria (South Africa)

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New Humanity and Rio+20

 

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An international New Humanity delegation that included representatives from civil society has attended the Rio+20 Conference of the United Nations on sustainable development.


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© Photo Copyright CGIAR Climate, Creative Commons License

100 toothpicks for Batam

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A project that provides various forms of help and action, in a sort of partnership between different cities and communities. Youth, adults, children, locals and tourists alike: there are many people involved in the project Batam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to know the history about this project between Singapore and Indonesia.

The tender notes of Plash's children

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The Philippines: a guitar teacher comes upon a group of children living on the roadside, in need of everything and forgotten by all. He decides to dedicate his time, but especially his heart, to improve the living conditions of these last, involving friends and institutions, finding them a home, and teaching to these "little" the secrets of the music.

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Ascoli Piceno: the city is renewed

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In a town in the Marche region of Italy, the whole community is enthusiastic about a project to make their city more beautiful - A journey began (in 2007) involving civil and religious authorities, but above all the young people and it’s going ahead today with its gaze fixed on the future.

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A “decayed” school is born again “playing”

Esp67_Cifa_OnlusA Brazilian school with a particularly difficult class. The idea of a psychology student to help the teachers with the simple “love dice” brings about, thanks to a spectacular domino effect, the improvement of the students' conditions, and of the relationship with their community. Nowadays other schools are involved in the project.


from Rio Branco-Mandaguacù/PR- Brazil

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Youth Campaign in Uganda

Youth_CampaignUganda is a thriving and rich country: one of its major problems is the disposal of garbage and to educate its people regarding the environment. The Youths for a United World have launched a ‘Youth Campaign’ aimed at enhancing the awareness about the environment through practical projects. Armed with dustbins, bags and leaflets they manage to reach and involved many persons and institutions.

by "Youth for a United World" in Kampala-Uganda

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Subcategories

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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