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"Let the world know", Location: Polo Lionello Bonfanti – Loppiano, Near Florence -Italy, 4-8 Semptember, 2016
Brainstorming session: Action plan for the EoC five years strategy within CUIB.
At Loppiano, representatives from around the EoC world have designed the new era of the Economy of Communion, finding EoC-IIN the best instrument to reach out to all the possible candidates for the EoC
On May 23-24, 2016, at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, will be held the Youth Forum: "Economy of Communion: An Economy for all"
In Lugano, a conference entitled “Economics, Health and Happiness”. We talk about it with Luca Crivelli, director of the Department for Corporate, Health and Social Economics of SUPSI.
The workshop was held in the context of the Oceania Mariapolis of Focolare
The dates and venue for the annual North American conference of the Economy of Communion (EoC) have been set. The meeting will be held on June 10-12, 2016 at The University of St Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Stay tuned!
On 16 and 17 October in Mariënkroon (Nieuwkuijk ) and Utrecht
by Luigino Bruni
published in Avvenire on 24/04/2016
“(There is a kind of) human worth that is inseparable from vulnerability, an excellence that is in its nature other-related and social, a rationality whose nature it is not to attempt to seize, hold, trap, and control, in whose values openness, receptivity and wonder play an important part.”
Martha Nussbaum, The Fragility of Goodness
A particularly important phenomenon is the so-called "mission shift" which occurs when the organizations, movements and associations become something different during their development and move away from the purpose that had generated them, because some activities that were born to serve the mission at the beginning end up becoming the order instead of the means.
by Carolina Carbonell
While the "Slotmob" campaign is extending in Italy, calling on citizens to defend the "good game" and combat gamble dependence and poverty resulting from it, Lucas Longhi, the young Argentinean director of an EoC company managing bars has engaged in a one-on-one operation, entering "in the game" for one of his workers:
"Like every day, I left home early and accompanied my wife to take the bus before going to one of the bars that I manage. Upon my arrival, I noticed that one of the employees had not come: I began to do his work together with the others, and I left my own tasks for later.
by Luigino Bruni
published in Avvenire on 17/04/2016
"Serious and terrible mistake it was, the invention of the crosses.”
The Gospel of Thomas
The processes of change in ideal-driven organizations and charismatic communities are particularly complex and delicate because, unlike in many economic or bureaucratic organizations where change is planned and guided towards the objectives set by the owners, in ideal based organisations reform is actually a march into the unknown.
by Luigino Bruni
published in Avvenire on 10/04/2016
"There are qualities or instances of excellence that the I cannot attribute to itself alone: purity, charm, modesty, humour, all the perfections that disappear if only we touch them, even if for just a moment, because they cannot exist except as unaware of themselves. In other words, it is never the same subject to be it and to say it."
Vladimir Jankélévitch, The Pure and the Impure
The decisive experiences of life are not easy to recognize and call by name, because if we could understand their blissful nature their injury would leave no mark (or sign) on us, they would not mean (signify) or teach anything to us.
by Luigino Bruni
published in Avvenire on 03/04/2016
"A community is never founded once and for all. The first founder cannot be the one and only point of reference. Society's needs change; communities evolve; their members grow. They need to be constantly 're-founded'. The founding myth remains but the form in which it is embodied is called to change. It is here that the presence of wise 're-formers' is required. They are capable of advancing, maintaining and deepening the founding myth, pruning and reshaping what seemed essential in the early years but was not really."
Jean Vanier, The Founding Myth
The stories of communities, organizations and movements that have been able to live beyond the era of the founders tend to present some constant features: they usually have had reformers and have been able to tell new stories alongside those of the founding era.
by Max Mbock, EoC Central African Commission
The Catholic University Institute, Buea (CUIB), held its third International EoC Conference, from 7 to 10 April 2016. Participants at the conference witnessed the contribution of Benedetto Gui and Eric Buarque, both from Sophia Institute; Mabih Helvisia NJI, Ex-student of Sophia institute; Gilles Kouam, Director of a technical structure “Cabinet Bridge Structure Engineering Consulting”; Nkeng Nkafu Simon, Entrepreneur and team representatives of the EoC Central African Commission.
by Manuella Djuidje, CUIB student
The Molyko Campus is hosting the third edition of the EoC International Conference at the Catholic University Institute of Buea to be held from 7 to 10 April with the title: "Economy of Communion, a YES for a Common Welfare".
All those involved have been preparing with great enthusiasm: starting from President Georges Nkeze, to all members of the staff, faculty, students, the campus chaplain and all the EoC Commission of Central Africa which has been actively involved in the entire process of the programme's preparation.