This little book offers a refreshing approach to Christian unity based on Chiara Lubich’s spirituality of communion. It contains a series of Chiara’s addresses to the World Council of Churches, given over few days, and forming a kind of short ‘course’ on a lifestyle for ecumenism.
The principles behind this approach are various but all express humility, openness and respect for the other. It is a ‘methodology’ that already has brought together thousands of people from many different traditions in an experience of profound mutual love.
Preface by Cardinal Walter Kasper
In 1943 Chiara Lubich (1920-2008) founded the Focolare Movement, inspired by Jesus’ prayer on the eve of his death ‘May they all be one’ (Jn 17: 21). Only in 1961 did the first ecumenical contacts begin. After that, starting with Lutheran Evangelicals, and then among Anglicans and Orthodox, Focolare spirituality spread to over 350 different Churches.