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Kenya - Juja (Nairobi), 28/07/2018

The Economy of Communion Forum

Do it Right

180728 Nairobi flyer28 july 2018, 
Mariapolis Piero
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!

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Zagreb, Croatia: Economy of Communion, a Utopia or...?

The Economy of Communion was presented at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb on 11 May

by Dina Perkov

180511 Zagreb Bruni 01 ridA 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...?” 

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A competition to promote "Prophetic Economies”

The "best practices" competition linked to the international event "Prophetic Economy", which will take place from 2 to 4 November 2018, is now under way. The jury will be composed of: Vandana Shiva, Jeff Sachs, Cristina Calvo and Stefano Zamagni.

Prophetic economies ridAs 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.

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Here is the chance, Prophetic Economy!

Prophetic Economy, the event for all those committed  to give solutions to social and environmental injustice, organized by EoC and other partners, attracts people with  vocation of all the ages.

Luis Calfa ridLuis, 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.

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Joint Vision and Collective Action for a Better Future

"Social Innovation Summit” in Stuttgart: being aware of current social challenges and creating networks

by Andrea Fleming

201803 SIS DE 1 ridJoint 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.

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Enterprise Networking: The Economy of Communion, Kenya Chapter

On 14th of April, the Mariapolis Piero opened its doors to a group of entrepreneurs, professionals and enthusiasts of the Economy of Communion(EOC) to share ideas, build relationships and journey together.

by Lulu Nalumu

180414 Kenya Networking 1This 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.

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Germany: EoC Entrepreneurs Visiting in Westphalia

Learning from each other to grow together and fight poverty

by Andrea Fleming

 WiG RheineAt 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.

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Ljubljana: Two Days "Between Economy and Prophecy”

19th and 20th March: Luigino Bruni's short visit to Slovenia: a visit to the EoC "Ray of Sun” kindergarten, the presentation of the book, a meeting with the community, dialogue with entrepreneurs from three countries, interviews

by Igor Vojinovič

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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.

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Prophetic Economy...between the “already” and the “not yet”

The International Event “Prophetic Economy” promoted by the EoC and several associations and movements intending to respond to the cry of the world and the poor will take place in Castel Gandolfo, Rome from 2 to 4 November 2018.

by Maria Florencia Locascio

Profetic Economy 01 ridFather 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.

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Bratislava: the Eastern European EoC Network is Born

Representatives from 14 Eastern European countries met to get to know each other, discuss and form a network

by Tanino Minuta

171208 10 Bratislava 02 ridOn 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.

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Irish EoC members bound for Burkina Faso

Project supported financially by Irish EoC business will now get 'hands on' treatment as group travels to builds a dairy

by Donal Lawlor

171227 Irlanda Burkina Faso 01 ridWhile 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.

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EoC, "together" for Europe

The Seventh European Congress of the Economy of Communion was held last weekend in Rotselaar, Belgium.

by Michela Francesca Di Stefano

171026 29 Rotselaar 7Congresso Edc 03 ridThere 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.

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More Articles ...

  1. Belgium: the 7th Congress of the European EoC is starting; streaming available
  2. Brussels: The EoC in the European Parliament today
  3. Uruguay: getting together to share stories and give thanks
  4. Melbourne: EoC, a People-Centered Approach for the Economy
  5. Germany: entrepreneurs visiting in Leverkusen
  6. Brazil: strong emotion about the passing away of Odilon Augusto de Souza Junior
  7. India - Bangalore, 09-10/09/2017
  8. Holland: the 1st EoC Research School has ended
  9. Holland: economists in dialogue in the EoC Research Summer School
  10. EoC North America: an incubator for new businesses
  11. EoC School a First for North America
  12. Germany: EoC entrepreneurs’ network in Mannheim
  13. New York, United Nations: New Humanity featured the Tassano Consortium
  14. USA - Hyde Park (NY), 20-25/06/2017
  15. EOC Featured at the 2017 World Bank Civil Society Policy Forum
  16. April 6, 2017: Live Streaming of Panel Discussion on ‘Business Practices of the EoC’
  17. Cameroon: International EoC Conference at CUCA
  18. The EoC and One Entrepreneur’s Story
  19. The vulnerable, front and center
  20. Not accumulate, but circulate
  21. Pope Francis Delivered The Hard Talk About The Economy That Davos Didn't
  22. A counter culture: Economy of Communion
  23. Video - Impressions after the meeting with Pope Francis
  24. Video - The Economy of Communion and Pope Francis
  25. Pope: reject capitalism if it makes money a god and discards the weak
  26. Being an EoC Entrepreneur: when Economy and Communion Unite
  27. Joy, Celebration, and Challenge
  28. Pope Francis' speech
  29. Rome: members of the EoC from all around the world gather to meet Pope Francis
  30. Cameroon - Yaounde, 9-10 February 2017


EN - Asia Special 2016

Events internationalAsia Special 2016

The events of the 25th anniversary of the EoC took place in the Philippines. All related contents on this page.

Logo Asia 2016 ridThere 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.

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EN - #EocwiththePope


04 February 2017: An audience for the EoC world with Pope Francis

#EocwiththePope, or the extraordinary day of the audience for more than 1,100 170204 Udienza Papa 10 rid catmembers 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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EN - Prophetic Economy

Prophetic Economy

Castelgandolfo (Rome): 2 - 4 November 2018

Logo Prophetic economy 200 rid cat#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.

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Nairobi 2015: a site to share all related contents

Logo sito Nairobi rid modInterviews and experiences  (videos and written contents), photo galleries, PowerPoint presentations: all materials that help you re-live the events of Nairobi 2015

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Luigino Bruni’s articles and video

Structures of Grace

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New City Press, December 2014


United Nations Video

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


Ottmaring 2013

Community Ottmaring

4th Encounter of entrepreneurs and managers of the Economy of Communion from Northern and Eastern Europe

24th to 27th October 2013 - Center of Encounter Ottmaring, Germany

THE DYNAMIC OF GIVING A way into the future for companies, the economy and the common good


Here the invitation

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

Message of the Youth

“From San Paolo to the World”
That economics in 2031 may be one of communion, for us and for all...


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 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.... 

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