Abstract: On September 15, 1998, Chiara Lubich presented the Focolari Movement to a group of European Members of Parliament, pointing out her proposal for a political and social renewal, by launching the Economy of Communion. Lubich underlines communion and mutuality in their evangelical roots as the common traits linking economy and politics, the commitment with the polis and the research of […]
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Abstract: On May 7 1998, Chiara Lubich presented the Focolari Movement, and particularly its commitment in the renovation of political and economical behavior, to a group of Brazilian Members of Parliament and entrepreneurs gathered at the National Parliament. Understanding the other’s reasons, perceiving diversity as richness and particular regard to the poor are the fundamental tools to address actual problems in […]
Abstract: This paper is an essay on the relationship between politics (poli- cy and politics) and “political education”, specifically about “political education” to citizenship. The paper studies a model for education in tune with our times: a cosmopolitan political education based on hu- man rights. From this point of view, the principle of fraternity helps us to think pedagogically about “human […]
"L’idea di fraternità nel congresso di Panamá del 1826 e i tentativi di integrazione politica dell’America Latina dopo la sua indipendenza"
Abstract: In its first part, this article outlines some of the characteristics of the principle of fraternity as a political category, by referring to moments and events in the story of Latin America. The author looks at the theme of fraternity and its role in the Panamá Congress of 1826. This was a moment of great historical importance in the development […]
Abstract: The crisis in democracy in both developing and long established nations has two sides. The negative side can be seen in the limited participation in politics, increased control of the individual through economic strategies and methods of persuasion, and new forms of internal and external poverty. On the positive side, we see the reawakening of consciences leading to life choices […]
Abstract: On November 9, 2001, Chiara Lubich speaks at the conference “1000 cities for Europe”, participated by over 700 mayors and local administrators from the whole continent. The meeting is the chance to propose the category of fraternity as the key element to interpret european history: the christian roots, the early signs of the construction of the political union and the […]
"For a communion politics. A conversation with Chiara Lubich, held in the San Macuto Hall in Rome on December 15, 2000, attended by a great number of politicians from different levels and political views"
Abstract: Chiara Lubich views Italian history as the challenge of rebuilding a whole country starting from common values, especially after the Second World War, and acknowledges fraternity as one of the essential tools. She presents the commitment of the political movement for Unity that is made up by members of different parties, civil servants from all levels of public administration, members […]
Abstract: At the first conference of the Political Movement for Unity, held in Castelgandolfo (Rome) June 9 - 11, 2000, Chiara Lubich presents the features of “communion politics”. Talking about the history of the Focolare Movement, Lubich underlines the fundamental contribution of Igino Giordani in the development of the political sensitivity of the Movement itself. Starting from this point, some of […]
Abstract: Speaking on September 4, 2004, at a convention organized by mayors, members of the Swiss National Council and by the Youth Parliament of Valais, Chiara Lubich presented fraternity as the best political category to address contemporary problems. The tripartite motto of the French revolution, liberty, equality and fraternity, launched the idea that harmonized fundamental values, best represent the development of […]
Abstract: In Rome, on May 9, 2002, in Campidoglio, the “Festival for Europe” takes place to celebrate the entry into force of the treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community, the economic early sign of the future European Union. In her speech, Chiara Lubich presents political fraternity as an essential part of the existential heritage of Europe and of it’s […]