2015 Outstanding Peace ORGANIZATION
Founded: 1943 (1987 recognized by UN as NGO)
Year granted award: 2015
Award Category: Outstanding Peace Organization
The Focolare Movement is an international organization that promotes the ideals of unity and universal brotherhood. Founded in 1943 in Trento, northern Italy by Chiara Lubich as a religious movement, the Focolare Movement, though primarily Roman Catholic, now has strong links to the major Christian denominations and other religions, or in some cases, with the non-religious.