The 16th of April , a very strong shock of earthquake (magnitude 7.8 on the Richter Scale) struck the north central of Ecuador.
Coming closer to the 20th edition of United world week that will take place from 1st to 10th May, millions of people to give a testimony that it is a time of fraternity”. A connective thread of the whole united world week will be interculturality: to enter in dialogue with the different cultures and know more, in all that must enjoy dignity which makes us equal.
“Scholars estimate that from 3000 BC, populations from the Southeast Asian continent arrived here. Among them were also the Guaranì people, composed of many ethnic groups that through the centuries spread to the Caribbean up to the southernmost tip of the continent,” explained Diana Durán, a Paraguayan sociologist and scholar of the aborigines of America. The meeting with a small community of the Avà Guaranì and Mbya ethnic groups came about two years ago, when a big flood of the Paraguay river forced the indigenous group of 33 families (115 members) to abandon the unsteady settlement on the banks of the river where they used to live by gathering wastes from the dumpsite nearby.
Action of reception, solidarity, education to legality, civil economy and political participation enacted in Italy and in the world, at the centre of a festival for youth in Loppiano, promoted by the youth for a united world of the Focolare.
With the extraordinary participation of the Gen Verde and Gen Rosso.
Pope Francis visited the Earth Village and the Roman Mariapoli of Focolari. The simplicity, the warmth, the commitment... He leaves aside the official message and speaks off the cuff, asking not to fear conflicts but to grasp together with risks also opportunities to change the world
The news of the arrival of the Pope - a "method" that appeals to Bergoglio - came to the event Earth Village - Rome in Mariapoli like a bolt from the blue, although the sky was not very blue in this Roman spring. A few phone calls to friends, the route search of the Pope's arrival, the thrill of being able to see the most popular and the most authoritative of the world leaders. "I am happy that Pope Francis would come to this village that wants to be a small outpost of the Gospel in Rome," says Francesca, 22, a future in ONGs.
Athens, Greece. Of the 53 thousand refugees living in the Greek islands, 4,500 are in the camp at Piraeus. It is an “informal” camp totally supported by volunteers. Twenty three year-old Elena Fanciulli is amongst the volunteers who visit the place regularly. She belongs to Pope John XXIII Association and has been living in Athens since December after she finished her studies in Sciences for Peace. The young Italian has been watching the situation as it rapidly evolves.
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