EOC Meeting 2020


The next meeting of the North American Association of the Economy of Communion (EoC) will be held in San Antonio, TX on January 17-18, 2020, as part of a wider event titled ‘A Hearth for the Human Family‘, to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the founder of the EoC and of the Focolare Movement Chiara Lubich.

From its humble origins in Trent, Italy during World War II to the Focolare Movement’s current extension throughout the globe, people who live a spirituality of unity aim to create a warm and open spaces of mutual care, concern and acceptance across every form of social, economic, cultural, ethnic, religious and political difference.

To celebrate the centenary of the birth of Focolare founder Chiara Lubich, this interactive event delves into how a spirituality of unity might help us to build community in the midst of cultural and political polarization.

FRIDAY JANUARY 17 (9:30 AM – 5:30 PM)

Workshop One: An Economy that Works for All
Efforts to build a more just and inclusive economy. Hosted by the North American Economy of Communion Association

Workshop Two: Creative Faithfulness in the Church Today
For philosophers and theologians, a conversation with Focolare co-president Jesús
Morán about the creative tension between identity / tradition and openness to

SATURDAY JANUARY 18 (9:30 AM – 4:00 PM)

Morning: Migration and a culture of encounter

Afternoon: Economic justice and the solutions that emerge from a
“prophetic economy.”

Brief reflections on the issues and grassroots examples of principles of dialogue
in action will be followed by small-group round-table discussions and


  • Both Days: $85 (registration and 3 meals)
  • Friday 1/17 only: $55 (registration and cafeteria-style lunch and dinner)
  • Saturday 1/18 only: $40 (registration and lunch)


  • San Antonio International Airport is the closest airport to the venue.
  • Limited block reservation at Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Airport Hotel. The
    package includes hot breakfast and shuttle to campus. Reserve by Sunday 12/15/19
    to receive the group rate by calling 1-800-325-0720 (group number 2374517).


For more information email hearthhumanfamily@focolare.us

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