Events

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.

Join Us This Sunday for our 30th Anniversary Celebration

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Click here to join our zoom celebration on june 6

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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.

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.

Video: Economy of Communion Business Network Growing in New York

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The Economy of Communion in North America held its first of a series of bi-monthly meetings in 2021 on January 16.

Paul Catipon of Netpro Communications

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.

Watch the Video Here

Online Economy of Francesco Event to Kick-Off on Nov. 19, 2020

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The Economy of Francesco, the international event with young economists, change makers and entrepreneurs encouraged by Pope Francis, that the Economy of Communion is supporting, will be held online from 19 to 21 November 2020, with live streaming with the young participants and speakers. The “virtual” participation of Pope Francis has also been confirmed.

The innovative, participatory and global program, includes group workshops, plenary sessions involving keynote speakers, the places and spirituality of St. Francis, silence and meditation, artistic performances and interviews.


Detailed agenda


Today the Economy of Francesco is a movement of young people with faces, personalities and ideas, which is present and growing around the world in order to change the current economy and give a soul to the economy of tomorrow. Today, more than ever, the world needs the creativity and love of young people, who as craftsmen of the future, are creating the Economy of Francesco, weaving between the “already” and “not yet”.

For more information and to follow the event online. visit www.francescoeconomy.org

Monthly EOC Calls Starting Feb 5, 2020

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eoclogoalt3Come Join the EoC North America Hearth!

We are delighted that a number of you were a part of the Economy of Communion gathering Jan. 17-18, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas.

This year we’ll be encouraging you to take concrete steps in communion to live out Chiara Lubich’s charism.

We will be hosting monthly calls to give you a chance to experience the unity we have in Christ, to reflect on your vocational experience since the conference, and discern the Holy Spirit’s guidance for your work going forward.

Our first meeting will be Wed, Feb. 5, 10am, EST. CLICK HERE TO RSVP

We will begin with an overview of the last session of the San Antonio EoC conference, “Supporting an Economy of Communion: Steps toward an Economy that Works for All,”  which was facilitated by Catholic University of America Dean Andrew Abela.

In our webinar, we’ll focus on questions such as:

  • How do EOC members and businesses function differently from other employees or businesses in some business domains like Marketing, Leading and Selling?
  • What do EoC businesses or practitioners do to transform the gravitational center of their companies from bottom-line/profit to relationship/unity?
  • How can we help you create a community of EOC workers and business owners in your city?

In addition, we will confirm future webinar topics that will be of greatest interest to EoC members.

FUTURE DATES: The following dates and times are set tentatively:

  • Wed., March 4, 10am, EST.
  • Wed., April 1, 10am, EST.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Email Jon Hokama at eocassoc@gmail.com