#Eoc-iin: For a new generation of companies with a spirit of communion in Africa: the EoC StartUp Lab 2017 will take place from 19 to 24 June: 40 entrepreneurial projects from 10 African states, selected to participate at the incubation laboratory of the Economy of Communion.
Are you a young scholar or a PhD student in Economics and Management? Or are you writing your thesis about the Economy of Communion? This Summer School is for you! Last days to sign up: deadline for abstract submission: June 15, 2017
First steps towards the founding of an Association of Entrepreneurs of the Economy of Communion in Germany
by Andrea Fleming
Leverkusen is well known mainly because most of its population works for one of the world's chemical and pharmaceutical giants. But more than 100 people left visible traces in the city, working for the construction company A.Otto & Sohn. Crossing the city by car, Rüdiger Otto points out several buildings, industrial complexes and original constructions that he has built together with his team.
The stories of EoC companies do not always have an ending because they never end.
by Carolina Carbonell
Aldo Calliera is the owner of the agricultural EoC company El Alba in Santiago del Estero, in the north of Argentina, and has already been the protagonist of another story on the EoC site: ...Di cavalli e mandriani (story available only in Italian – the tr.).
On Saturday 19 August, Aldo sent us a photo of the flames that were burning his field with great force. In his message he told us: "I have worked as a fire-fighter with my colleagues for two days now. In a couple of hours we lost the fruit of many years of ecological care of the native forests and all that grew on the agricultural plots". The next day further news arrived: “Last night we had another very complicated case of fire, but it is already under control”.
On 4 September the director of Rotogine, an EoC company at Polo Spartaco, suddenly left us. Great sadness among all those who knew him
There is a twofold the sentiment that pervaded those who received news of the sudden death of the EoC entrepreneur Odilon Augusto de Souza Junior: on the one hand the pain for the loss of a loved one who was among the builders of the Economy of Communion in the Polo Spartaco (Spartacus Business Park), Brazil; on the other hand, the certainty of having an intercessor in heaven who will continue to give strength and strive for the ideal of an Economy of Communion from up there.
The Department of Economics of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (JAIN University), in collaboration with Ecumenical Christian Centre (ECC) organize the International Conference on:
Dimensions of Poverty and Happiness in Economy
September 9-10,2017 Ecumenical Christian Centre, Whiteﬁeld, Bangalore (India)
Keynote Address: Prof. Dr. Luigino Bruni, Author of Happiness and Quality of Life, Handbook on the Economics of Reciprocity and Social Enterprise; The Wound and the Blessing: Economy Relationships and Happiness. Theme of the Conference: Economists search for models of long-run economic growth and short-term ﬂuctuations that occur in the economy.
From 23 to 27 August the first EoC Research Summer School for young researchers of the Economy of Communion was held in Mariënkroon (Netherlands).
by Mª Asunción Esteso
The programme was structured around plenary sessions, where professors presented topics of interest related to research on the EoC and parallel sessions on the two disciplines: economics and management, in which students shared their research work. The topics they dealt with include research methodology, the anthropology underlying the EoC, updates on the empirical studies conducted so far, challenges and new perspectives.
Yesterday in Mariënkroonun, during the EoC Summer School, there was a fruitful exchange of views between Italian and Dutch economists on the EoC and its environs.
by Sibiel van Haastrecht
What place do interest, reciprocity and happiness have in the economy? These questions were at the centre of the academic discussion that took place yesterday, 25 August 2017 in Mariënkroon, Holland, as part of the open meeting of experts with seventy participants. It took place as the initiative of the Thomas More Foundation and the Focolare Movement during the EoC Research Summer School 2017.
In the meeting room, the participants were arranged in two circles: on the inside, discussing with each other, two Italian professors Luigino Bruni (LUMSA University ) and Vittorio Pelligra (University of Cagliari), two Dutch professors, Erik Borgman and Lans Bovemberg from the University of Tilburg together with Joost van der Net, the director of the Thomas More Foundation were seated. The observers, sitting in the outer circle, followed the conversations and at the end they had the opportunity to respond or ask questions.
Luigino Bruni's series of Bible commentaries in Avvenire continues under the title: "The Dawn of Midnight", on the Book of Jeremiah
by Luigino Bruni
Summary : Jeremiah's letter to those deported to Babylon is among the most intense pages of the Bible. His advice to exiles offers some precious lessons on how to live well while being uprooted, and to dwell and love every land as the promised land.
The 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 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. Read more...
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