by Luigino Bruni
published in Avvenire on 13/04/2014
"The first time in history that a woman used a belt was when Ishmael's mother started wearing one to conceal her pregnancy from Sarai" (The Book of Sayings About the Prophets).
The first angel of the Bible was sent to comfort a slave-mother, Hagar, who was chased away by her mistress. Having realised her infertility and the crisis of the Promise, Sarai looks for a solution of her own: "so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.'” (16:2) Therefore Sarai "took her Egyptian slave Hagar and gave her to her husband" (16:3).
by Carolina Carbonell
We are talking with Francisco Buchara, Fran, as his friends call him. The eldest of six children in his family, born 26 years ago in San Nicolás (Argentina). In 2012 he took part in the 1st International Summer School in Lisbon. Graduated in company administration, he is now responsible for "Productive Development" in the town council of San Nicolás. His entrepreneurial project entitled "Sustainable Hangers" was developed with the help of two other young Argentinians and it won the prize for best Business Plan in a competition organised by several Argentinian institutions. A few months ago he presented his thesis entitled "How to transmit the principles of the Economy of Communion in a company? Through the organisational chart and internal relations" in front of a very serious and demanding jury.
25-27 April 2014
Centro Mariápolis Alta Gracia
Ruta C-45 Km. 2, Alta Gracia, Córdoba
Like every year, April brings along the joy of the usual meeting of the Economy of Communion in Argentina. It is one of the two occasions organised on an annual basis, continuing what has already become a consolidated tradition.
In 2014 the venue picked for the meeting is Alta Gracia, a beautiful city in the Province of Córdoba, Argentina.
by Luigino Bruni
published in Avvenire on 06/04/2014
“There was he who was great through his strength, and he who was great through his wisdom, and he who was great through his hopes, and he who was great through his love; but Abraham was greater than all of these". (Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling).
After the flood and after Babel, the fortified city in which humanity had sought the wrong type of salvation without diversity and dispersion on the fertile land, the covenant and salvation are continued with Abram, who leaves his father's house and starts out on a journey, trusting a voice that is calling him.
by Luigino Bruni
published in Avvenire on 30/03/2014
“Many, many years were passed in building the tower. It reached so great a height that it took a year to mount to the top. A brick was, therefore, more precious in the sight of the builders than a human being. If a man fell down, and met his death, none took notice of it, but if a brick dropped, they wept, because it would take a year to replace it. So intent were they upon accomplishing their purpose that they would not permit a woman to interrupt herself in her work of brick-making when the hour of travail came upon her. Moulding bricks she gave birth to her child, and, tying it round her body in a sheet, she went on moulding bricks." (L. Ginzberg, The Legends of the Jews)