Economy of Communion
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,
(EoC Commission Members)
Join the Economy of Communion as we participate in the ‘A Heart for the Human Family: Re-Imagining Dialogue’ Forum
The Economy of Communion will be featured in several sessions at the upcoming Forum “A Hearth for the Human Family: Re-Imaging Dialogue”. This event will serve as our annual meeting for the EoC in North America as well, and will provide opportunities for learning, for networking and exchange of experiences. We look forward to meeting many of you in person soon.
On behalf of EoC North America
Loretta Rauschuber, Nick Sanna, Paul Cation, Christian Veldboer
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:
WEDNESDAY 25th MAY 2022
8 AM EASTERN TIME
CLICK HERE TO JOIN
Come join our next quarterly call of the North American community of the Economy of Communion
JUNE 28, 2022
6 PM EASTERN TIME
3 PM PACIFIC TIME
Join us via zoom for an hour of reflection, sharing of experiences, and of updates about the Economy of Communion here in North America.
EoC entrepreneurs John and Julie Mundell have been working to protect the environment for more than 25 years. Their company, Mundell and Associates, began by working to address environmental damage and problems caused by toxic waste in Indianapolis, IN.
Today, their work is known throughout the United States and many other countries. Working to preserve the earth is a calling for them to build unity and a response to protect our planet for generations to come.
Learn more about their experience in this video by CSC Audiovisivi.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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