About Us

An award-winning magazine of dialogue, culture and faith published by the Focolare Living City is published 11 times a year.

Established in 1967 in New York as an English Edition of the Focolare magazine, it is now one of the 32 sister publications throughout the world.

Living City covers developments in interreligious and ecumenical dialogue, and features profiles and interviews with people who are making a difference in the fields of education, medicine, the environment, politics, economics, art, science, as well as in the family and faith communities.

It features articles on the spirituality of communion and life experiences of putting the Gospel into practice. 

Today, Living City readership extends throughout the U.S. and Canada and reaches as far as Australia, Ireland, Malta, New Zealand and many other countries. Its readers include people of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs.

Why the name Living City?

“If we look at our cities, what people yearn for today is precisely a ‘new city,’ a ‘living city’ and a ‘fraternal city,’ where, beyond every division, we are sisters and brothers to each other,” Focolare founder Chiara Lubich said, commenting on Focolare media. “Our magazine’s goal is to be a pathway to universal brotherhood, a means of dialogue at all levels, and an instrument of unity and communion.”

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