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28 july 2018,
Kenyata Road, Juja
Nairobi - Kenya
Do it Right - "Legal and regulatory requirements for business in Kenya".
It is the second session after 14th April. It's open to all of you who want to know The Economy of Communion and how to become part of the network in Kenya. From now on, in each networking forum we will look at ourselves as Kenyan entrepreneurs deepening the principles of EoC, focusing on that which is of interest to our direct growth in order to create a difference. Join us!
by Dina Perkov
A group of students, some entrepreneurs and other people interested in the project were present. The welcome address to the conference - the third one on the EoC at the faculty - was delivered by Professor Ivana Marić who emphasized authenticity and human relations as the most important characteristics of the EoC. Professor Mirna Valdevit continued by narrating the various stages of the EoC's journey in recent years and answering a clear "no!" to the question in the title for the afternoon session: "Economy of communion - a utopia or...?”
As with the event Prophetic Economy, the purpose of the Prophetic practices award 2018 is to make visible and bring together existing experiences of "prophetic economy" from anywhere in the world, implemented by anyone: to find these "precious stones" in the world so that "they do not feel alone" and so that, by becoming part of a world-wide network, they can establish new connections and partnerships. Participation is open to people aged 9 to 99, to private and public organizations, both for profit and non-profit, private and public.
Luis, a 12 years-old Scout from Slovakia, explains why, according to him, this event is important , and invites everybody to candidate their good practices on the competition Prophetic Economy in Practice.
One day I was discussing with my mom about my thoughts on the current situation in the world. That I’m concerned about the politics, wars and conflicts. I was telling her that I'm very often thinking about humanity as a civilization evolved on small planet called Earth. We created our own politics and policies, a system for living. We need air for breathing, water and food for consuming. Trees are developing oxygen and thanks to them, we can breathe.
by Andrea Fleming
Joint vision. Collective action. Better Future: this was the subtitle of the first „Social Innovation Summit“ (SIS) which was held in Stuttgart, Germany in mid-March. It opened up a wide horizon for the great variety of actors who reached the Swabian metropolis from all over Europe and also from other continents.
From environmental activists and non-profit social-political organisations to entrepreneurs who take their co-responsibility seriously for the good of society, around 400 young volunteers and stakeholders spent two days together participating in short programme speeches, round tables and interactive workshops.
by Lulu Nalumu
This wasn’t the first EoC event held but what was more special is that like one waits for a baby for 9months, the Kenyan Eoc enthusiasts finally met as themselves to start a journey together so as to be part of this global experience of a new economy: then, we can say that EoC in Kenya is alredy born.
by Andrea Fleming
At the end of February a small group of EoC entrepreneurs went to Neuenkirchen and to Rheine in Northern Germany to get to know two companies involved in the project: a very fruitful exchange was born.
by Igor Vojinovič
It’s been a while since the management and educators of the "Ray of the Sun" kindergarten in Škofja Loka (near Ljubljana) wanted an exchange of ideas with Luigino Bruni to understand how to overcome some obstacles on the path of the extraordinary development that characterizes the kindergarten, a small school of "new people" who take their steps in accordance with the Pedagogy of Communion and the EoC.
by Maria Florencia Locascio
Father Joseph Wresinski, founder of ATD Quart Monde, felt the vocation to work so that the poorest of the poor would have dignity and a voice among those who make decisions; when he learned that somewhere in the world there was someone who worked for the poor, he got on an air plane and went to visit them, convinced as he was that: “those who work for the poor are in danger; they can lose their motivation and even their own life”: hence the fundamental importance of knowing each other and networking.
by Tanino Minuta
On 4 February 2017, when he met a large international group gathered in the Paul VI Audience Hall, Pope Francis, in order to remember the beginnings and developments of the Economy of Communion, highlighted its history and aims, pointing out how Economy and Communion are two words that, even if common thinking separates them, in Chiara Lubich's intuition are united for a precise purpose: to erase the divide between the rich and the poor by educating companies to keep the poor in mind when allocating profits. This way the entrepreneur has the chance to become an agent of communion.
by Donal Lawlor
While the rest of us will be enjoying the Christmas festivities with our families some members of the EOC in Ireland will travel to Burkina Faso immediately after Christmas to help build a small dairy.
The eight member team, led by Paul Connolly an EOC entrepreneur for many years will be working at the Complexe Agricole Temuwe near Pahin, 250 km west of Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso. They depart on 27th December and return to Ireland on 6th January 2018.
by Michela Francesca Di Stefano
There are 87 participants in this seventh edition of the Congress of the European EoC which closed yesterday morning in Belgium. They come from 14 European countries (Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Luxembourg, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia and Serbia) plus some representatives from South America (Argentina) and Africa. On Friday morning, the programme was immediately made live with the sharing of some of the experiences of companies of the economy of communion in Belgium: their challenges, difficulties but also their successes.
Asia Special 2016
There were two main events during the week of celebration for the 25th anniversary of the EoC in the Philippines: the EoC International Youth Forum on 23-24 May 2016 at the University of Sto Tomas in Manila and the Pan-Asian EoC Congress 2016 "Economy of Communion, An Economy for All" which was held in Tagaytay City from 25 to 29 May. We collected all news contents on this page.
Go to site dedicated to the events with all materials (talks, videos, photos)
#EocwiththePope, or the extraordinary day of the audience for more than 1,100 members of the EoC from 54 countries with Pope Francis on 4 February 2017 in the Vatican: in addition to the text of the speech the Pope addressed to us, we will be gathering here press reviews, interviews, videos made...
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#ProfeticEconomy is much more than a three-day event, it is a journey undertaken by associations and movements that intend to give answers to the cry of the earth and the poor together. Our world is facing an ecological and social crisis. Climate change and increasing inequality are fuelled by unjust economic structures, short-term policies and outdated aid practices.
Many people around the world believe passionately in human development and sustainability, working tirelessly to change the rules and demand justice. It is time to unite and be more than the sum of our parts.
#ProfeticEconomy is going to be an experience and the beginning of a process: our intention is to stimulate inventiveness, confrontation and creativity in search of sustainable and collective solutions to the social and environmental problems of our time, with particular attention to the poorest. www.propheticeconomy.org