Economy of Communion: Let’s meet in San Antonio, TX on March 3-4, 2023

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We are happy to get together again for our first in-person meeting following the pandemic break. The Economy of Communion (EoC) is excited to be partnering with the Focolare Forum for Dialogue and Culture in organizing “A Hearth for the Human Family: Re-Imagining Dialogue in a Polarized World”. 

Emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, our world is marked by increasing social, economic, political, ethnic and religious divisions. Is it still possible to imagine paths for coming together even across profound differences? The EoC – together with the Focolare Movement and many other friends and partners – aims to rise to the challenge of re-imagining how to foster a spirit of mutual understanding, community, and commitment to justice, even amidst the tensions of our time. 

Join us for an interactive event that lifts up examples of these efforts in a variety of cultural, professional, social and religious settings. 

  • The EoC will animate two workshops on:
    • Business as a Place of Encounter and Dialogue
    • Re-thinking our Approach to Poverty
  • In addition, EOC entrepreneur John Mundell, recently nominated Director of the Laudato Si Action platform, will co-lead a session on Political Debate vs. Values-based Dialogue: Towards a More Holistic View of the Environment
  • We will also be holding meetings with existing and new participants in the EoC to share each other experiences, update one another on recent initiatives, and discuss possible future developments

The event is open to all. Consider inviting your friends and colleagues that share your passion for building a more fraternal world and for helping the poor – which is the EoC’s central mission – and who might be looking for new ways to make a difference in their communities and become more effective actors of dialogue and social development.

Space is limited, so register at your earliest convenience to secure your spot at the Forum.

We’re very much looking forward to meeting many of you in San Antonio,

Loretta Rauschuber
Nick Sanna
Christian Veldboer
Paul Catipon

(EoC Commission Members)

Webinar: EoC Startups Around the World

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If you are interested in learning about the development of new EoC businesses, this webinar is for you. Sophia University is hosting a webinar featuring the experience of three overseas EoC startups on:


Mark Your Calendar: Next EoC Community Call on June 28, 2022

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Come join our next quarterly call of the North American community of the Economy of Communion

JUNE 28, 2022

Join us via zoom for an hour of reflection, sharing of experiences, and of updates about the Economy of Communion here in North America.

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


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.

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.

“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.