by Luigino Bruni
published in Avvenire on 06/07/2014
‘God will also predict something good for Pharaoh.’ ‘You say God,’ Amenhotep investigated. ‘You've said that several times. Which God do you mean? Because you come from Zahi and Amu I suppose that you mean the bull of the fields, the one that is called Baal, the Lord in the East.’ Joseph's smile became more reserved; he shook his head. ‘My ancestors, the dreamers of God,’ he said, ‘made their pact with another Lord.’ “Then it can only be Adonai, the Groom,’ the king said quickly, ‘for whom the flute cries in the ravines, the god who rises again.” (Thomas Mann, Joseph and His Brothers)
There are many different types of famine. We are passing through the greatest famine of dreams that human history has ever known.
Hardworking, constant, living united and linked to one another: for Donatella the bees are her true passion. In 1991, when she heard about the revolutionary economic project of the EoC, she started a small enterprise. It was not easy to start the production. Financial difficulties did not allow her to have a stable income, until the right moment came, and Donatella Paolini Baldi was able to go ahead: ‘The number of families of bees and the amount of honey produced increased,’ she shares, ’so much so that I was able to ask for the VAT, to do various registrations, to constitute a real and true enterprise, to leave my other job and to have a small income as an apiculturist’.
The EoC Newsletter no. 39 is now available online , subscribers of Città Nuova are receiving it in their homes these days. The same editorial insert of n.13-14/2014, for 10-25 July is available on the EoC site, too, where the html version of the Newsletter can be downloaded as a printable file.
As highlighted by the editorial of Alberto Ferrucci, this issue intends to focus on the "EoC making a public appearance," 23 years after its birth. The Cover story tells the story of sharing talent between two Brazilian entrepreneurs brasilian from the North East and the South of Brazil, which led to the birth of the company Movelite because "Together It Works" and "Communion" are the most important talents of all.
16-19 October 2014
Franje Rackoga 32,
Križevci, Croatia – (HR-48260)
Without EoC businesses there is no future for an economy of communion. It is indeed the companies that have the ability and the tools to help others experience the relationships of reciprocity and fraternity in their environment that are making life better for many. The EoC's peculiarity is that it is working in the field, inside the company itself, but it is also thinking about people who seem distant geographically. It works locally but thinks globally. The EoC companies create a universal communion, each starting from their own business, community and from their own country.
By Gregory J. Millman
published in The Wall Street Journal on July 10, 2014 2:26 p.m. ET
VATICAN CITY—Since his election last year, Pope Francis frequently has turned his attention to global business. "The economy can no longer turn to remedies that are a new poison, such as attempting to increase profits by reducing the workforce," he wrote In November.
Such comments, typical of this pope's statements, writings and even tweets, have Catholic executives struggling to remain faithful to their religion and loyal to their stockholders.