Latest Event Updates

Learn about the Economy of Communion in 4 Online Sessions Hosted by Fordham University

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Fordham University is hosting an online conference – 4 sessions over the month of October – that will explore what it means to build an economy that serves all, and will do it by looking at the example of the Economy of Communion (EoC) initiative.

You can review the details of the program and register for each session here.

The first session will be held on October 5 on the topic of “The Business Purpose Question as the Question of Purpose

Speakers:

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a University Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He is President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Chair of the Lancet COVID-19 Commission.

Luigino Bruni is Professor of Economics at the Lumsa University, Rome. He is a Consultant to the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, President of SEC – School of Civil Economy and columnist for the Newspaper Avvenire. Editor-in-Chief of IREC (International Review of Economics), Director of the PhD in Civil Economy Sciences at Lumsa in Rome.

Re-live the Celebrations for the 30 Years of the Economy of Communion

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The Economy of Communion (EoC) celebrates its 30 years of existence this year 2021. People from all over the world came together to celebrate this anniversary by remembering the original inspiration, by sharing reflections, lessons learned and experiences and by embracing new challenges.

You can join in the celebrations and learn more about the EoC through the videos of the international event that was broadcast live from Loppiano, Italy on May 29th, and through a North American get-together that was held on Sunday June 6th.


International celebration of the 30 years of the EoC
Start the video (4h40min)


North American get-together for the 30th anniversary
Start the video (1h15 min)


Join Us This Sunday for our 30th Anniversary Celebration

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Click here to join our zoom celebration on june 6

Click here to join our zoom celebration on june 6

Join the Celebration of the 30 Years of the EoC

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Via YouTube, starting at 7 am ET on May 29, 2021

Join Us as we celebrate 30 years of the Economy of Communion

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Click here to join our zoom celebration on June 6th

Learn more about the international 30th anniversary on May 29 and register

How New Economic Models and Technology Can Help the Development of an Integral Ecology

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The Pontifical University Sophia is holding an online symposium with a provocative title – Laudato Me or Laudato We – that will look at some of the recent economic and technology developments through the lens of ‘Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ recent encyclical, on May 15th, 2021 from 7 am ET – 1 pm ET.

How can new economic models and technology help or hinder the development of an integral ecology? Check out the program and register to expand your knowledge and gather new insights on these new societal developments.

[Video] Businesses for a Caring Economy

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On March 7th, 2021, the Economy of Communion sponsored a panel discussion that highlighted how businesses can help address economic injustice and promote inclusion. Representatives from several organizations presented their experience and engaged in a lively debate.

We work to harness the potential of the private sector, to create a capitalism that enables everyone economic participation, as well as economic dignity, while protecting the planet. (Meredith Sumpter)

Access the Video Here

The panel discussion was part of a larger event – A Hearth for the Human Family – that was organized by the Focolare Forum for Dialogue and Culture.

Featuring EoC Businesses – Communion Properties: Rebuilding homes and work opportunities

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This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Economy of Communion (EoC). On this occasion, we are featuring the experience of EoC entrepreneurs around the world through a webinar series. A March 11, 2021 webinar featured the story of Andy Gustafson, from Omaha Nebraska who is not only a Professor of Philosophy and Business Ethics at Creighton University but also the owner of a real estate company called Communion Properties.

His company aims to renovate old buildings and provide job opportunities for people in need, that may struggle with unemployment or various forms of addiction, and rent them to families that may otherwise not be able to afford quality housing. This virtuous circle contributes to revitalization of the community in which these activities happen.

Watch the webinar to hear more about his story.

“The Startup for Start-ups”: How to Create a Business in the Spirit of the Economy of Communion

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This February 13th, 2021 webinar co sponsored by the Youth Center for North America (YCNA) and the Economy of Communion will give hope to anyone considering the journey to be enterpreneurial Forces for Good in our world!

YCNA coordinators Mike Morse and Chiara Luce Catipon welcomed all to learn what entrepreneurs are currently doing to create a more inclusive economy.

Ably guided by facilitator Loretta Rauschuber, EoC entrepreneurs John Mundell ( Mundell and Associates, Inc.), Paul Catipon (NetPro Communications, Inc. ), Nick Sanna (RiskLens) , Jon Hokama ( Jon Hokama and Associates, LLC ) and Nellie Torres (ProjectSpan, Inc.) shared their experiences starting businesses. This lively disccussion can give hope and practical tips for all considering entrepreneurship during the current pandemic. In additon to panelists sharing their lessons from their value-based experiences on starting their businesses, they also share how pitfalls are growth opportunities and respond to live Q&A.


To see the full February 13th, 2021 webinar: Click here to view the recording.

Webinar: Starting a Business in the Spirit of the Economy of Communion

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Thinking about starting a business that can be a Force for Good in this world?

Join other aspiring entrepreneurs on February 13th, 2021 as they compare notes and learn from entrepreneurs of the Economy of Communion (EoC) movement. The program will include practical experiences on how to start a business and root it on a strong foundation, the pitfalls to avoid and live Q&A.

Click here to register for this free zoom gathering.