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Learn more about the international 30th anniversary on May 29 and register
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.
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)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Economy of Communion in North America held its first of a series of bi-monthly meetings in 2021 on January 16.
Paul Catipon, President of Netpro Communication, an innovative and rapidly growing full-service IT consulting firm based in New York City, shared how the inclusive business practices inspired by the Economy of Communion (EoC) are put in practice by a growing number of businesses and people in the city.
Catipon says: “Instead of running the EoC principles by myself, can we involve other companies?” He then explained the network of relationships formed and the various initiatives that became the answer to that question.
The meeting agenda also included a reflection on the meaning of ‘poverty’ in the EoC, a few experiences from current and former entrepreneurs, as well as introductions to ‘The Economy of Francesco‘ and ‘The Hearth of a Human Family’, of which the EoC is a contributing partner.
Dear friends of the Economy of Communion (EoC),
Happy New Year, with our best wishes of good health, happiness and prosperity in 2021. We hope that this will be a year of progressive, yet strong recovery from the pandemic and the economic, human and social challenges that came with it. May the year also bring renewal and growth to our relationships, within and around the businesses and the organizations that we are part of, so that they can be ever more authentic and fraternal.
Join us for our first online EoC meeting of the year on Saturday, January 16th, 2021 from 2-3 pm ET.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING.