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New City Press is one of more than 20 publishing houses of the Focolare Movement. Founded in 1943 by Chiara Lubich, the Focolare began with a small community in Trent, Italy, who felt called to bring about the unity that Jesus prayed for to the Father: “That they may all be one” (Jn 17:21 ). Today, it is a worldwide movement approved by the Catholic Church.


The mission of New City Press is to develop and promote the Focolare’s vision that all people are part of the one human family. It publishes both scholarly and popular works that attempt to foster a greater unity in the world. Our books explore theological foundations for faith and spirituality, ecumenical and interreligious initiatives, and connections between religion and human identity, relationships, and culture. They also aim at being practical tools that share real-world examples of how people put the gospel into practice.


New City Press is a member of the Association of Catholic Publishers and is located in Hyde Park, New York.


If we look at our own cities, what people yearn for today is precisely a ‘new city,’ a ‘living city’ and a ‘fraternal city’ where, beyond every division, we are sisters and brothers to each other. Our goal is to be a pathway to fraternity, a means of dialogue at all levels, and an instrument of communion and oneness.
Chiara Lubich, January 2006