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Our history

In 1967 New City Press started in Manhattan, New York. From the very beginning, its first purpose was to publish and promote books that incourage a greater unity in the world. 

New City Press is one of more than 20 publishing houses linked to 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.

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

New City Press is an affiliate member of Nuova GlobalNuova Global is a global initiative that supports the development of media organizations and journalistic Initiatives to surface global challenges and solutions for the common good and towards humane global development. Nuova Global has a growing global affiliate network across 5 continents and 21 cities, working collectively to pave ideas and solutions for inclusive and sustainable growth of our global society.