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The social significance of the Charism of Chiara Lubich

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Ten years on from the death of Chiara Lubich, the Focolare community remembers her through the impact of her charism in the social sphere.

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At the Mariapolis Center of Castel Gandolfo an event was held on March 3 and transmitted via streaming in english, spanish, french, german, and portuguese, aside from italian.

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At UNESCO – “Reinventing peace”

Paris, November 15, 2016 on the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO Prize for “Peace Education”given to Chiara Lubich.

UnescoChiara Lubich received the UNESCO prize for “Peace Education” in Paris on December 17,1996. She was given this prize because as stated, “In an age when ethnic and religious differences often lead to violent conflicts, this Movement builds bridges between individuals, generations, social classes and peoples”.
Twenty years later, almost a year after the terrorist attack in Paris and at a time when wars and armed conflicts cause horror and destruction in many parts of the world, the Focolare Movement, together with the General Directorate of UNESCO and the Permanent Observer of the Holy See, intends to reaffirm and witness commitment towards unity and peace in the same venue.

Live streaming on: http://live.focolare.org/unesco   10am – 1pm and 3 – 6pm (CET, UTC+1)

Press Release – October 26, 2016

Press Release – November 10, 2016

“Reinventing peace” – Programme

Acceptance Speech by Chiara Lubich upon receiving the UNESCO prize for Peace Education – December 17, 1996

A roundabout is named after Chiara Lubich at the Northern entry to the City of Rimini

Saturday 30th May 2015

20150530 riminiA beautiful garden was the venue for 80/90 guests invited, both authorities and general public of all ages, caught up in an atmosphere of joy and friendship.  It was a playing out of the honorary citizenship of Rimini conferred on Chiara on the 23rd September 1997, when in the Golden Book of the City Council she wrote: “May Rimini and its citizens know the joy of perfect fraternity which spreads light and love all around”.

Various speakers recalled that event, including the President of the Foundation Savings Bank of Rimini.  “I came today because this is a key point. Chiara made us brothers and sisters among people who are different.  This is something new and innovative; and it is what can make a city become a fraternity”.  The Vice-Prefect said: “A roundabount is a crossroads and Chiara was that kind of person”.  He then pointed out that this roundabout links the North with the City of Rimini and it is very positive that in order to get into the City you must go via Chiara (=Trent).

Two plaques were dedicated to Chiara, one standing in the roundabout and one in the nearby garden, which make her message better known.

In Vojvodina a book of Chiara Lubich was presented in Cyrillic

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The presentation of the book Бити Твоја Реч took place on October 30th, 2012, at Novi Sad, the largest city of Vojvodina, in the Matica Srpska solemn hall, Serbia’s oldest cultural and scientific institution. This book is the translated version in Cyrillic Serbian of Chiara Lubich’s book in Italian Essere tua Parola (Being your Word).

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The Centre has been established in order to maintain the figure of Chiara Lubich alive, to deepen and make her thought known, to preserve the documents which regard her.

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