Focolare Media is a ministry of the Focolare Movement in the United States and Canada.
Our goal is to renew the world by enkindling the spirit of unity.
Our mission is to provide content that empowers people to grow spiritually, improve relationships, engage in dialogue and foster collaboration within the Church and throughout society.
Focolare Media is a partner of Nuova Global Foundation.
Focolare Media is dedicated to dialogue in various fields: in the Catholic Church, among the different Churches, among faith traditions, with people not affiliated with any religion, and with the contemporary culture.
Unity in diversity
Focolare Media wants to give an opportunity for different viewpoints to be presented in a respectful manner, trying to seek common ground.
Advocate for the poor and vulnerable
Focolare Media features content that points out how Jesus’ prayer “that all may be one” includes everyone, and so we call attention to instances of injustice, discrimination, exclusion and to the ecological crisis of our planet.
Focus on relationships
Focolare Media wants to offer material that helps to love God and our neighbors ever more and that focuses on building fulfilling relationships, rooted in a spirituality of communion.
Focolare Media publishes content that is rooted in the values that Jesus proclaims in the Gospel or that derive from them.
About Living City Magazine
Living City’s content helps its readers to interpret the signs of the times from the perspective of unity. It is published by Focolare Media and printed 6 times per year. Established in 1967 in New York as an English Edition of the Focolare magazine, it is now one of the 30 sister publications worldwide. Today, Living City readership extends throughout the U.S. and Canada and reaches as far as Australia, Ireland, Malta, New Zealand and many other countries. Its readers include people of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs.
The magazine regularly wins awards for its content and layout. Here is a list of recent awards:
- 2022: Catholic Media Association 2nd Place National General Interest Magazines
- 2021: Catholic Media AssociationFirst Place Best Feature Article, I believe in their redemption, May 2020
3rd Place Best Special Issue on Justice – “Flawed, yet capable of greatness”
- 2020: Catholic Media Association 2nd Place National General Interest Magazines
First Place Best regular column for Ethics in Action, Msgr. Michael Magee
Third Place Best Coverage Ecumenical/Interfaith Issues, Living City February 2019
About New City Press
New City Press was created in 1967. From the very beginning, its first purpose has been to publish and promote books that encourage greater unity in the world. This calling for unity reflects our connection to the Focolare, a movement founded by Chiara Lubich to help bring about the realization of Jesus’ prayer: “That all may be one” (John 17:21). In view of that goal, New City Press publishes books and resources that enrich the lives of people and help all to strive toward the unity of the entire human family.
About the Focolare Movement
Focolare is an ecclesial movement for spiritual and social renewal. Officially known as the “Work of Mary,” it was founded in Trent, Italy in 1943 by Chiara Lubich and her closest friends, and approved by the Catholic Church in 1962. The movement has now reached 183 countries, and more than 2 million people share closely in the life of the movement and its work. Inspired by Jesus’ prayer, “May they all be one” (Jn 17:21), Focolare features a spirituality of unity, which has become a lifestyle for people of all ages and backgrounds. It transforms their lives and relationships, and by extension positively influences the social and ecclesial contexts where they live and work.