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  1. Focolare Movement’s ‘Culture of Giving’


    November 3, 2011 by Steven Worden

    By Steven Worden It’s around this time of year, when a chill wind begins to scatter the leaves across the fields, that we begin to think about building a fire in the fireplace, sitting around the hearth and nursing a cup of hot apple cider with the family. That homey image lies at the heart of a fascinating social movement:  “Focolare,” which is Italian for “hearth.” Focolare takes, to our minds, the extreme position that human existence, including economics, should take place in a context similar to a companionable family gathered around the warmth of a hearth or a fireplace.