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EoC - Economy of Communion

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The Great Transition/9 - Encounters that "light up" spiritual and civil vocations

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 01/03/2015

Jeremiah lamenting ridTo hide from you I turned off my light,
but you surprised me with the stars.

Rabindranath Tagore

Generative communities and movements have always been those that put their members in a position to repeat the founder's experience in various forms. The same miracles, the same freedom, the same fruits. The history of Christianity is an eloquent demonstration of this: the fruitfulness of the Christian experience can be found in the thousands of communities and movements generated by the same origin that repeated the same experiences of the early days in time and space and have seen bread being multiplied, the lame walk and crucifixes raised. The charismatic experiences capable of a future have always been plural, pluralistic, orchards with many trees, gardens populated by hundreds and thousands of flowers, all equal and all different, growing from the same humus, with colours and scents that are similar or very different. The seed that takes the forms of the land where it grows, creating new personalities that enrich the earth.


The Great Transition/8 The pitfall of '"dusk at noon" and its antidote

by Luigino Bruni

published in  Avvenire on 22/02/2015

Sole di mezzanotte ridNow two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the Spirit rested on them... they prophesied in the camp. And a young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” (...) But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord's people were prophets!”

Book of Numbers 11:26-29

Organizations, communities, movements are living organisms: they are born, they grow, die, get sick and they are cured. There is a disease, the one that last Sunday we called "auto-immune", is particularly severe and difficult to cure, especially because its early symptoms are read as signs of success and health. As with all autoimmune diseases, the factors that used to serve to grow and protect an IDO (ideal driven organization), at some point begin to infect the same social body that they had been nurturing for so long.


The EoC was presented at the beginning of February during the Winter School held by the Ukrainian Academy of Banking and the "Caritas in Veritate" Social Academy.

by Mykhaylo Melnyk

150202 07 Sumy 01 ridFor a number of reasons it’s rather unusual for Ukrainian students to be mobile, to travel to other cities, to meet their fellows from other universities. Therefore, the winter school held in Sumy (Ukraine) from 2 to 7 February was a unique opportunity for the participants to meet and experience the cultural peculiarities of the different regions of Ukraine in a friendly environment of cooperation and mutual support. Because of this, the most important outcome of the winter school was that young people from all over Ukraine were able to meet and socialize, discuss their plans for the future, organize joint projects - and much more.


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The Great Transition/7 The autoimmune disease of organisations can be cured

by Luigino Bruni

published in  Avvenire on 15/02/2015

Creatività 02 ridKnow well, then, that the god orders this. And I suppose that until now no greater good has arisen for you in the city than my service to the god.” (30a; English translation: Thomas G. West)

Plato, Apology of Socrates

Many companies and organizations are created in order to seize a market opportunity, to respond to a need, to provide a service. Others, however, are the emanation of personality, passions, ideals of one or more persons, who put and embody the most solemn words and the largest projects of their lives in their organization.


The Great Transition/6 - The Human Future is Creativity, not Cynical Homogenisation

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 08/02/2015

Motivation rid‘Not merely in the realm of commerce but in the world of ideas as well our age is organizing a regular clearance sale. Everything is to be had at such a bargain that it is questionable whether in the end there is anybody who will want to bid.’

Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling (English translation: Walter Lowrie)

The beauty of social life mainly depends on the game and the interweaving of differences. The earth is not only beautiful for the variety of butterflies and flowers. There is much beauty generated by the differences in the ways and forms of doing economy, enterprise or banking. Even greater is the beauty that comes from the differences between people, from the encounter of their different talents, from the dialogue between their motivations.



These days Benedetto Gui is in Buea, Cameroon to attend the EoC conference organized by CUIB.

Studentesse CUIB ridCUIB (Catholic University Institute of Buea) is a university in growth, boasting the title of “The Entrepreneurial University”. For some years CUIB has shown a strong interest in the Economy of Communion project, so much as to make mention of it in its logo showing two hands closing in together, in a significant way.

From 9 to 13 February, on the initiative of the Rector, Father George Nkeze, there will be a Conference about the EoC. Representing the International Commission of the EoC, Benedetto Gui is currently in Buea. He tells us: ‘In an essay on the vision of the business world that is presented in the Business School of Catholic Universities, Father Nkeze observes how the vision of the Economy of Communion is in tune with what's called M’bangsuma – by the Cameroonian population – a conception of personal and social life that emphasizes spirituality, solidarity, inter-relatedness and the spirit of family – which is found among various other African peoples, albeit with different names.’


The Great Transition/5  Making new alternatives to the logic of the castes grow

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 01/02/2015

Fiducia 01 ridCommunitas is a set of people united not by a “property”, but by a duty or a debt. Not by a “more”, but a “less”, by a lack, a limit that is set up as a burden, or even as an obligation or even as a defective way for the person who is “affected” by it, unlike the one who is “exempt” or “exempted.”
(Roberto Esposito, Communitas).

Communities and organizations that have preserved their creative and fruitful character over time have been able to live with their vulnerability; they have not eliminated it entirely from their territories but they took care of it.
Vulnerability (from vulnus: wound), like many true words of the human realm, is ambivalent, because good vulnerability coexists with bad vulnerability, and often the two are intertwined. Good vulnerability is inscribed in all generative human relationships, where if I do not give the other the possibility of “hurting me”, the relationship does not reach the depth to be fruitful.


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Summer School EoC Prague 2015

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"Let’s create our future! It is in our hands!"

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The Midwives of Egypt

The Tree of Life

Logo Albero della vita rid modThe commentary on Genesis from the editorials of each Sunday published in Avvenire by Luigino Bruni

The death of Jacob - 03/08/2014
Beggars of Blessings - 27/07/2014
The miracle of reconciliation - 20/07/2014
Joseph and forgiving - 13/07/2014
Joseph, a truthful "interpreter" of dreams - 06/07/2014
The loyalty of Joseph - 29/06/2014
Judah and Tamar - 22/06/2014
Joseph the dreamer - 15/06/2014
The death of Isaac - 08/06/2014
Dinah, the revenge and the gratitude - 01/06/2014
Blessed Struggle - 25/05/2014
The Way: To State and Cultivate the Alliance - 18/05/2014
The dream and the vocation - 11/05/2014
Esau and Jacob - 04/05/2014
The first contract - 27/04/2014
Abraham and Isaac - 20/04/2014
Agar - 13/04/2014
Abram - 06/04/2014
Babel - 30/03/2014
Noah - 23/03/2014
Cain and Abel - 16/03/2014
The snake - 09/03/2014
Eye to eye - 02/03/2014
Adam - 23/02/2014
The tree of life - 16/02/2014

Summer School EoC 2014

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"A New Economy for a Fairer World"

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Summer School Mexico 2014

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EoC Report 2012-2013

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Synthesis of a year of EoC, strategies and prospects for the future.

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United Nations Video

This short video was shot in occasion of the EoC presentation in the February 2012 UN Conference on Poverty Eradication.


Summer School EoC 2013 videos

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EoC Summer School, Madrid, Sept. 11-15, 2013: A new economy for a united world

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Structures of Grace

Structures of grace ridJohn Gallagher, Jeanne Buckeye

New City Press, December 2014


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Nairobi 2015

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The EoC International Congress will take place in Nairobi from 27 to 31 May 2015.

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The economy of giving

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«Unlike the consumerist economy, based on a culture of having, the economy of communion is the economy of giving.... 

The Economics of Values-Based Organisations

The economics of Values Based Organization ridLuigino Bruni, Alessandra Smerilli

Routledge, July 2014


The Genesis and Ethos of the Market

The Genesis and Ethos of the market ridLuigino Bruni

Palgrave Macmillan, September 2012


EoC training 2012

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See the videos of the EoC training lessons (Per-corso EdC) held in the Lionello Industrial Park

Video - The EoC Project

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This short 5 minute video about the origins of The EoC in Freedom Project, was developed for a presentation to the United Nations in February 2012.

Video - EoC in 5 words

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Presentation by Luigino Bruni to the Faculty of the Ateneo De Manila University. Manila, Philippines, September 23, 2011

The Wound and the Blessing

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Economics, Relationships, and Happiness

New City Press, 2012


Guidelines for conducting an EoC business

Binari_rid_modThe Economy of Communion proposes the following "Guidelines for conducting a business", to productive organizations who adhere to its message and its culture, written in the light of the life and thought of thousands of entrepreneurs and workers....

The “Identification Card” of the EoC

logo_edc_benvThe Economy of Communion (EoC) is a movement that involves entrepreneurs, workers, directors, consumers, savers, scholars, economic workers, poor and citizens, families, and was launched by Chiara Lubich in May of 1991 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Brazil 2011 - Twenty Years of EoC


All the information related to the two events held in Brazil from May 25-29, 2011, for the 20th anniversary of the EoC (including articles, texts and videos).

Economy and Communion Meet

What is the Economy of Communion? Here is a synthesis of the DVD "Economy and Communion Meet" (only available in Italian) ©Charisma Productions, 2007

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