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An optimist for peace

Today marks the beginning of the debate of the United Nations: “Promoting Tolerance and Reconciliation: Fostering peaceful, Inclusive Societies and Countering Violent Extremism” Among the religious leaders invited to give their contribution is Maria Voce, President of the Focolare Movement. We asked her three questions before she entered the headquarters of the UN.

Breaking new ground

California, the fruit basket of the world! Who is behind all that produce? A couple tells how working in the fields changed their perspective

Crises and the prophets

How can we rediscover hope in moments of personal and social struggle? A fresh look at the spokespersons in the Bible.

The homeless Ph.D.

I was minding my own business commuting home when a homeless person scoffed at me. At first, I didn’t know how to respond…

Creation and Creator

Not green, but Christian… Looking forward to Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical on the environment


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Restoring ties with nature

Our modern life can be very convenient — waxed, shiny apples, washed potatoes, and ready-to-eat mixed greens, all within reach on supermarket shelves. We can take for granted how they got there. We may think even less about how they were grown ... This disconnectedness affects our relationship with nature. The wish to gain back this link leads many people to dust off their gardening tools and try planting something in a corner of their yard. The benefits go beyond having healthier, cheaper food. The small act of gardening can evoke a new awareness of creation, and the possibility of building our community.

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The President of the Focolare Movement addresses the United Nations

How working in agriculture changed a couple’s perspective

Looking forward to the Pope’s environmental encyclical – not green, but Christian

How can we rediscover hope in the midst of personal and social struggle?

At first I didn’t know how to respond