4/26/2013 - Holy Land Day 3

“I am happy to see with my own eyes that religion is not a division point but a starting point to build bridges.”

4/24/2013 - Holy Land Day 1

Here we are at the end of our 1st day in the Holy Land. Tomorrow the adventure goes on............

1/21/2013 - “Time Out” for peace

Each day at midday a moment of prayer, asking God to bless the world with true peace.

9/2/2012 - Let's sign!

The United World Network was launched from Budapest's Arena...

9/1/2012 - Start Up

Exactly at 14:30 infront of the Sports Arena, thousands of young people rushed through the gate as Start- Up began, where various countries showcased dances, performed songs and played sports to initiate the beginning of Genfest. ...

9/1/2012 - The Hungarian Parliament welcomes the Genfest

Yesterday we were at the heart of Budapest (see http://www.genfest.org/newnews/Inaugurazione-dellAngolo-della-Fraternity) and now at the heart of the nation- the Hungarian Parliament, where the minister of external affairs Kinga...

8/31/2012 - Maria Voce, president of Focolare arrived in Sportarèna

Maria Voce, president of Focolare arrived in Sportarèna...

8/30/2012 - Inauguration of ETAP (Universal Brotherhood Site)

Here we go! waves of young people rush downtown and Elizabeth Square is full of Venezuelan clothes...

8/30/2012 - One day for Genfest!

Every 10 minutes, during the day and the night, a wave of youth arrives from all over the world...

8/28/2012 - Kinshasa Genfest!

Also here in Congo, the preparations for the Kinshasa Genfest are proceeding!!!...

8/26/2012 -  5 days to Genfest!

Genfest is first of all a meeting of different people and cultures. You cuold spend a lot of time...

8/25/2012 - Genfest Web TV

Today we will launch with you the Genfest Web TV...

8/24/2012 - 6 days to Genfest

It is very tough to say what everyone is feeling here. A kind of magic atmosphere...

8/23/2012 - From Cagliari (Sardinia)

Dear friends, The Youth for a United World of Cagliari (Sardinia) on July 27th organized a dinner to continue our fund raising...

8/22/2012 - Hello to all from Budapest!

We are now in the final stages of the preparations for Genfest. Worldwide musicians, singers, dancers, presenters, technicians and...

8/22/2012 -  GENerosity!

Up to now we have 79% of the expenses covered. The following is a break-down of funds received so far...

8/18/2012 - Brotherhood explodes in a contagious rhythm!

Brotherhood explodes in a contagious rhythm!

8/17/2012 - Practical GUIDE

We're now counting down and Genfest is just around the corner! There's so much joy, anticipation… We look forward to seeing each other and we would like to give you some practical information.

8/13/2012 - From Slovenia... a thousand ideas for the Genfest

Genfest Choirs in about 15 parishes of Slovenia A group of us got together and decided to go and sing at the Masses...

8/9/2012 - Bingo for the Genfest.

On Saturday 28th July at Guayaquil we held a Bingo Night to raise funds for the...

8/6/2012 - Fontem: Ongoing Genfest Preparations

Lots of greetings! After a lot of effort to find an activity which could involve many youth to participate concretely in...

7/30/2012 - The Genfest at home

You can’t come to Budapest? Your job doesn’t allow it? Switch on your computer and connect to www.genfest.org/live...

7/25/2012 - From the biggest … to the smallest

We receive news from the whole world where they tell us that there really isn’t an age to bring our Genfest ahead!...

7/24/2012 - Life, Love, light - A message of light from the Marche region (Italy)

In preparation for Genfest 2012 in Budapest, the Focolare Movement promoted a regional meeting for young people on July 21in Porto S. Elpidio...

7/20/2012 - A bridge between Bujumbura and Catania

The Youth for a United World (YUW) of Burundi just announced that they received a new keyboard for their band called "Gen Smile"...

7/19/2012 - WORKING FOR BUDAPEST

At Loppiano (Florence) rehearsals have begun for a few items for Budapest!...

7/17/2012 -  'Fluo 2.0 returns!

There are thousands of volleyball tournaments but we wanted to do something that would leave a mark!...

7/14/2012 - START UP!!! FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 - DECK SPORTARENA

START UP - Can you sing, dance, mime, juggle, or play an instrument? Would you like to present your talents in the Genfest program?!

7/13/2012 - Monitoring fraternity

An international observatory will kick off in September 2012 by monitoring good practices carried out by countries and ...

7/3/2012 - Are you ready to go?

Are you ready for the Genfest? An interview with three youths, protagonists in the worldwide event, uniting 12000 youths in Hungary, from the 31st August to 2nd September...

6/25/2012 - The Youth for a United World in Algeria

We are writing a few lines to tell you about an initiative for the Genfest!

6/15/2012 - A WEEK FOR THE WHOLE YEAR

From the May 5th to 12th the young people of Maracaibo in Venezuela celebrated “United World Week” and...

6/14/2012 - A Journey with the Youth in the Holy Land To Build Bridges towards the Genfest

From the very beginning of this year we have focused our lives and all our activities with the young people around us, on the Genfest. And so we agreed on a program to ensure a certain continuity...

6/13/2012 -  Hello to everyone from Slovakia!!!

First of all we greet you all! And we would like to thank you for all that you are doing! We wanted to communicate some news of our little activities that we are doing here in Slovakia...

6/12/2012 - Journée Monde Uni 2012 – Montet (Switzerland)

On May 5th we held the 3rd Journée Monde Uni (World Unity Day) at Montet, entitled “Let’s bridge,” with 120 young people participating from the French-speaking Switzerland...

6/8/2012 - Let´s Bridge Austria!

150 young people in the Mariapolis Centre of Vienna. The motto ‘Let’s Bridge Austria’ became a tangible reality. Young people from the whole of Austria, many new ones...

5/31/2012 - Let’s Bridge Talents Show

Hi, greetings from Mariapolis Piero! BRIDGE with talents!...

5/22/2012 - YOUTH CAMP TAIWAN

Hello everyone! We are the Youth for a United World of Taiwan .We just had a youth camp in a beautiful place in the center of...

5/16/2012 - Chiara Luce and the Genfest

The Genfest in Budapest is almost here… four months to go! In 1990 there was one in...

5/15/2012 - PREPARING FOR GENFEST!

We are doing a lot to raise money for the Genfest! The carwash came first...

5/14/2012 - From Portugal

In Portugal, the Youth for a United World are making all sorts of...

5/11/2012 - From Venezuela

In our journey towards the Genfest, last March 24th, we constructed bridges with...

5/10/2012 - All ahead for Budapest!

Today, only 3 months separate us from the Genfest, and yet the Youth for a United World have already made progress! In effect, more than a customary...

5/9/2012 - News from “Triveneto”!

During March and April we have invented all sorts of things to raise awareness of the Genfest and also to raise funds...

5/8/2012 - From Germany

'Genfest 2012 – Let's Bridge' comes closer every day and we are getting more and more excited...

5/7/2012 - The Kickoff of the year long Genfest at Mariapolis Piero, Kenya, April 29, 2012

On Sunday April 29, the Kickoff of the year long Genfest took place at Mariapolis Piero. The theme of the Genfest, was welcomed by the youth with great enthusiasm; we were 60 of us...

5/5/2012 - A Marathon for Genfest!

I am Donata Ling from Canada. I would like to share with you an idea I had in mind to raise funds for the Genfest...

5/1/2012 - Workshop in Loppiano

Can brotherhood be achieved through politics? Can a greater sense of public participation be an answer?

5/1/2012 - Let’s bridge VOLUME ZERO has started

Warm welcome from Loppiano through songs, choreographies and a short skit. The hype can be felt from everyone. Let’s bridge VOLUME ZERO has started...

4/24/2012 - Run4Budapest

Young people of YFUW met at a pier in Los Angeles to run and raise funds for the Genfest. The goal ...

4/23/2012 - From Pistoia

For a few years now we, Youth for a United World of Pistoia, have started organizing “aperi-dinners” (aperitifs and dinner) for solidarity, the proceeds of which were intended for our projects throughout the world...

4/20/2012 - From Recife

I'm living a beautiful experience! My sister and I have found a way to participate in Genfest without putting an economic burden on our family. This means cutting off many things, such as attending a party, or eating out. We used to eat at restaurants on Saturdays and Sundays...

4/19/2012 - ZöldGomb band (Green Button)

We are ZöldGomb band (Green Button). With the concert on March 11th, we started our tour "One Step", organized not only to present our last record, but also to deliver the invitation of GenFest to as many young people as possible...

4/16/2012 -  “Let’s bridge competition”

“Let’s bridge competition” is the title of the initiative that the Youth for a United World of Lombardy have just launched on Facebook! It is a photography and writing (poetry and prose) contest open to all young people from 17 to 30 years of age, of any nationality. At stake are three participation fees...

4/14/2012 - Let's bridge ... youth on the move!

In Tuscany and Umbria, Genfest has started! 100 young people at the Don BoscoYouth Center of San Leo (Arezzo) gathered together for a day of sports and more...

4/13/2012 - News from Catanzaro (Italy)

We’re making ourselves heard to tell you something amazing... we are positively overwhelmed, because once more we feel protagonists in this great spectacle of God who sees and provides...

4/11/2012 - “Francesco Pinna Memorial” Tournament

The Youth for a United World (Y4UW) of Trieste tell us about the volley ball tournament they held in memory of Francesco, a young man who lost his life last December during the collapse of the stage set for the concert of Jovanotti...

4/10/2012 - Turin

We are the youth of Piedmont and Liguria and we would like to share with you our numerous initiatives in preparation for the Genfest...

4/4/2012 - Another coin offered to God for the Genfest

An absurd death, a searing pain, but at the same time a challenge to make sure that this becomes a spark capable of burning the world with love...

4/3/2012 - A GREATER LOVE

Last March 4, the youth of Venezuela (from Maracaibo and Tamare Estado Zulia) spent the day with the elderly in a nursing home...

4/2/2012 - Ivory Coast

Last March 11, Sunday, we made the “Repas international pour l’unité (Meals for International Unity)”: a charity luncheon to raise funds for our much-awaited participation in the next Genfest...

3/30/2012 - Lebanon: Moving Toward the Genfest – Let’s Bridge!

The Gen and Youth for a United World write to us from the Cedars Land sharing about their many projects in preparation for the global Genfest that will take place this summer in Budapest...

3/28/2012 - Congo

Even in Congo, preparations are underway for the Genfest! For many, it will be impossible to go to Budapest given the distances and costs involved...

3/27/2012 - Preparing for the Genfest - Hungary

Through the accounts of Marti and Berci, two young Hungarians, we will discover how they are living concretely and in first person the preparation for the Genfest...

3/14/2012 - In Belorussia: THANK YOU to the „PRO CRISTO” Publishing House for their help!

We thank the “Pro Cristo” Publishing House for the help in distributing promotional material for Genfest...

3/13/2012 - ONE HEART

The preparations for Genfest 2012 have begun in Budapest, where young people of different nationalities are involved...

3/12/2012 - Coffee bridge

Coffee bridge, roasted coffee for a coffee percolator, packed especially for the promotion of the Genfest in Budapest 2012...

3/10/2012 - From Poland: Our steps towards the Genfest …

In Lublin, Poland, during Lent, the community of the Focolare Movement for ten years now have been putting on a special Way of the Cross...

3/8/2012 - The Youth for a United World of Belém (Brazil) write to us:

Carnival is a very well known party time all over Brazil. This year we tried to propose to our friends a new way to live these days so we organized a meeting where 286 young people were present from various cities...

3/7/2012 - Flashmob in the centre of Pisa

Also Pisa followed in the footsteps of the young people of Budapest with a Flashmob in the centre of the city on the ‘di Mezzo’ Bridge...

3/5/2012 - Launch of the Genfest in Nazareth

We thought to prepare an afternoon for young people, to meet together, talk about our Ideal and then launch the Genfest 2012...

3/2/2012 - Manila, Philippines: We too work and live for the Genfest!

Last November we decided to dedicate to the Genfest an evening of songs and mini-performances. Originally the income was intended for the Genfest...

3/1/2012 - New video on the story of Genfest

New video on the story of Genfest

2/25/2012 - Varsavia: Announcement of the Genfest on the Radio

Varsavia: Announcement of the Genfest on the Radio...

2/20/2012 - The Genfest has taken off!

Budgets, sponsors, invitations, registrations, places, scenery, lodging, the technical team, programme, press, logistics, organization and we could go on. It’s incredible how many small details make up the organization of a Genfest!...

2/20/2012 - Ciao to everyone from Austria!!

We too are preparing for the Genfest and we are putting together our project...

2/15/2012 - “Garage Sale” for the Genfest at Amman

A clear idea: “we want to be part of Genfest 2012” drove the Youth for a United World (YUW) of Amman, Jordan, to hold a “Garage Sale” on November 4 - 5, 2011, in order to raise funds for their participation in the event...

2/10/2012 - Building bridges at Vilnius to be one family

At Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, the Youth for a United World (YUW) organized dances and a team games evening in the “Mio Guru” café. Among the 28 participants there were young people, families and adults...

2/9/2012 - Koreans committed to work for the Genfest

In South Korea, the first stage towards Genfest 2012 started last year. The morning of November 19th, 50 Youth for a United World (YUW) delivered 1,100 briquettes to heat 11 houses of elderly people who lived alone or are disabled...

2/7/2012 - Novelties in the Genfest website

The new Genfest website will be online on Feb. 6th: let’s bridge! The set up and content have been renewed...

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