International Center for Unity and Peace

The plan consists of the construction of an international center of spirituality, study, dialogue and formation.




"28-08-2019: Good morning! We are a group of young people (between 20-25 years old) from Switzerland and take part in the Focolare Movement. With interest we saw your project when it was broadcasted on the Collegamento CH earlier this year. As a group, we have been...

Århus (Denmark) 11-04-2019

Århus (Denmark) 11-04-2019

"Last Saturday, 6th of April we had a meeting in a group that lives the spirituality of unity in Århus, a town in Denmark. They want to do something concrete together to help our movement, and therefore they have decided to give money each time they meet for the...

“Together …Seeds of Peace”

“Together …Seeds of Peace”

“The nigh was sealed by mutual hospitality and of benevolence among the adherents of this initiative, because already here, and not only in the Holy Land, a model of a united society in the spirit of universal fraternity: ‘Together… Seeds of Peace’ and hope.”

The desire of Chiara Lubich

Chiara Lubich (1920-2008) was foundress of the Focolare and she was conferred the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education, received various honorary citizenships and awards as well as 15 honorary doctorates in a variety of academic disciplines.

Already in 1956, Chiara Lubich had the opportunity to come to Jerusalem.  She visited the site of the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu (in the area of Mt. Zion), which a tradition links to the moment following the Last Supper in which Jesus asks the Father “that they may all be one” (John 17:21).  Chiara expressed the desire to one day have a center there, given that the specific goal of the Focolare is precisely to contribute to the fulfillment of Jesus’ prayer for unity. Read more…

The building project

On August 2, 2016, the Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee gave final approval of the plan of the “Focolare Visitor Center.”

The Center is planned as a multi-use structure suitable for hosting various local and international events and initiatives.  It will cover two floors with a total surface area of 1,180 square meters: a lower floor is to be comprised of modular partitions with the possibility of seminar halls, an exhibition area, a library and a prayer room; the upper floor will include an auditorium for 150 persons, an administrative area and a coffee bar.

An essential and important part of the project is the surrounding open area of almost 8,000 square meters where rest areas will alternate with green zones, thus facilitating socializing and interactive activities. Read more…





ندعو الجميع للمشاركة في تحقيق فكرة المركز الدوليّ للوحدة والسلام في القدس. كلّ مساهمة وإن كانت صغيرة ستحظى بتقدير كبير، وستدعم المشروع وتساهم في خروجه إلى حييز التنفيذ.

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