Summer School in Paris: the adventure continues

On the 2nd and 3rd day of school, the "dream team" of the 2014 Paris Summer School was given some challenging tasks

Benvenuti, Welcome, Karibu, Nzoni Ngango, Akwaba... in Africa!

The International Congress of the EoC will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 27 to 31 May 2015. An interview with Genevieve Sanze.

Half Winged Angels

The young people who participated in the 2014 EoC Summer School in Mexico wanted to conclude their experience with a message that expresses their thoughts...

Puebla: the adventure continues!

An account of the second and third days of the 2014 EoC Summer School in Mexico... Read more...

Puebla: Summer School Mexico 2014 Is On

The first, long-awaited Summer School in Mexico started yesterday, on the very special feast day of Saint Clare.

A Choir of Thanks to João Carlos Pompermayer

Through his expertise and his great humanity he made an inestimable contribution to Polo Spartaco, which is a global model to follow now.

Križevci, Croatia - 16-19/10/2014

The 5th Meeting of European EoC Entrepreneurs and Stakeholders will take place in Croatia in October

Summer School Mexico 2014: Building the dream

The EoC Summer School of Mexico will take place from 11th to 15th August gathering interested people from all the American Continent

Happy Birthday, EoC!

Today is the 23rd anniversary of the Economy of Communion, launched on 29th May 1991 by Chiara Lubich in Brazil
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On the 2nd and 3rd day of school, the "dream team" of the 2014 Paris Summer School was given some challenging tasks

by Giuseppe Ruggiero

140828-29 SS Parigi 02 ridThe second day of the 2014 summer school was closed at the foot of the most famous tower of the world, the Tour Eiffel. Right under the gigantic steel tower, the young participants are chilling out after the interesting lecture by Professor Benedetto Gui, from the Department of Economy at the University of Padua. Their chatter is seasoned with laughs and their dialogues start in one language and finish in another (yes, there are at least four languages that are used simultaneously here!).

In his presentation, the professor broke down one of the most commonly held paradigms of our age and showed us how the increasing of economic wealth often happens at the cost of human relationships and well-being.


The Multimedia Pole of the Economy of Communion was inaugurated on 25th August in Arny.

by Maja Calfova

140825 Inaugurazione Polo 03 ridImagined and strongly backed by 33 French EoC companies that work every day for the brave and great goal of having no more people suffering from need in the world. Inserted into the little town of the Focolare Movement in Arny, near the French capital, the Multimedia Pole is in fact a small work of art created by   Jean-Michel Mahenc, Ingrid Portier and Marie Helene de Cherisey.


In the smiling citadel of Arny finally starts the EOC Summer School 2014!

by Giuseppe Ruggiero

140827 SS Parigi 01 ridOur venue is surrounded by the green hills of the French countryside 40 km from Paris and a lot of fraternité. The group of participants consists of 40 young people from Europe, Africa, Asia and America and is supported by an impeccable staff, as well as entrepreneurs and professors of international calibre.

It is precisely the latter to welcome us in this gloomy morning. Anouk Grevin, professor of management at the University of Nantes – France -; Vittorio Pelligra, entrepreneur and professor of economics at Cagliari – Italy -; Benedetto Gui, Professor of Economics at Padua – Italy - and Luigino Bruni, professor at LUMSA of Rome and columnist of the Italian newspaper Avvenire.


Midwives of Egypt/3 - Moses is not perfect, but he knows how to listen to God and consider himself a brother

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 24/08/2014

Logo Levatrici d EgittoThe decisive meeting in Moses' life takes place during an ordinary workday: ‘Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.’ (3:1) Moses was a stranger in that land who worked for a living. Just like Jacob at Laban's, like many men of his time and ours. And it is during this humble and dependent work that the event that will change his story – and ours – occurs.


The International Congress of the EoC will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 27 to 31 May 2015. An interview with Genevieve Sanze, representative for Africa in the International Commission of the EoC.

by Antonella Ferrucci

110527 Ginetta Genevieve01 ridGenevieve, preparing an event such as the EoC International Congress that takes place once every four years and is a highly significant time for the EoC worldwide is certainly challenging for those who work in the location chosen for the meeting... How are you doing in the African continent in these months of preparation that separate us from May 2015 ?

Joy and gratitude: these are the feelings that prevail in the African EoC, and in the entire Africa - we are happy and grateful that Nairobi and Africa have been chosen to host the next International Congress of the EoC.  We are celebrating the opportunity to host a unique event in the history of the EoC on our continent.


Midwives of Egypt/2 - Ours is a God that listens and starts caring for us again

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 17/08/2014

Logo Levatrici d EgittoAwake! Why are you sleeping, O Lord?
    Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever!
 Why do you hide your face?
    Why do you forget our affliction and oppression?
For our soul is bowed down to the dust;
    our belly clings to the ground.
 Rise up;  (Psalm 44)

The first prayer that we find in the Bible is a cry, a cry that rises into the sky by an oppressed people. To have an experience of liberation one must first feel the need to be liberated, and then cry, believing or hoping that there, or up there, is someone to pick up the cry. If we do not feel oppressed by any pharaoh, or if we have lost hope that someone will listen to our cry, we have no reasons to cry out and we will not be freed.


The young people who participated in the 2014 EoC Summer School in Mexico wanted to conclude their experience with a message that expresses their thoughts. The message is reproduced in full below.

140811-15 SS Mexico 31 ridIs it possible to reach personal self-fulfilment in one's work? Can a business contribute to the solution of social problems?

This week we have experienced the Summer School of the Economy of Communion, and, with the help of experts and entrepreneurs from different countries, we went deep into the various aspects of the theory and practice of the EoC.


The first Mexican EoC Summer School ended on Friday, following the thread of thoughts proposed by the reflections on the new light that emerged around the Economy of Communion at the Mariapoli El Diamante in Puebla.

140811-15 SS Mexico 28 ridby Christopher Jimenez

The last two days of school have been really significant for the exchange of experiences and for setting up new initiatives: activities were characterized by generosity, attentive listening and creativity.

Thursday's session began with an interesting lesson by Galo Pozo that focused on a very specific topic: how to deal with the difficulties that arise in the EoC businesses, in the lives of the entrepreneurs and how to transform them into unique opportunities for growth and improvement.


More Articles...

  1. Learning from Each Other, in Communion
  2. Puebla: Summer School Mexico 2014 Is On
  3. Love does not give in to power
  4. Summer School: an Experience of Communion
  5. Puebla, Mexico - 16-17/08/2014

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The Midwives of Egypt

Logo Levatrici d Egitto rid modThe reflections by Luigino Bruni on the Book of Exodus

Moses' vocation - 24/08/2014
Enriching Cries - 17/08/2014
The Midwives of Egypt - 10/08/2014

Summer School EoC 2014

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"A New Economy for a Fairer World"

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The Tree of Life

Logo Albero della vita rid modThe commentary on Genesis from the editorials of each Sunday published in Avvenire by Luigino Bruni

The death of Jacob - 03/08/2014
Beggars of Blessings - 27/07/2014
The miracle of reconciliation - 20/07/2014
Joseph and forgiving - 13/07/2014
Joseph, a truthful "interpreter" of dreams - 06/07/2014
The loyalty of Joseph - 29/06/2014
Judah and Tamar - 22/06/2014
Joseph the dreamer - 15/06/2014
The death of Isaac - 08/06/2014
Dinah, the revenge and the gratitude - 01/06/2014
Blessed Struggle - 25/05/2014
The Way: To State and Cultivate the Alliance - 18/05/2014
The dream and the vocation - 11/05/2014
Esau and Jacob - 04/05/2014
The first contract - 27/04/2014
Abraham and Isaac - 20/04/2014
Agar - 13/04/2014
Abram - 06/04/2014
Babel - 30/03/2014
Noah - 23/03/2014
Cain and Abel - 16/03/2014
The snake - 09/03/2014
Eye to eye - 02/03/2014
Adam - 23/02/2014
The tree of life - 16/02/2014

No. 39 of the EoC Newsletter is now online

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The EoC Newsletter no. 39 is now available online
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Call for Research Projects

“Tuscany: a Global Laboratory for Quality of Life”
Towards Expo 2015

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Download Call for research projects_TQOL,  Submission deadline: 30th October 2014
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EoC Report 2012-2013

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Synthesis of a year of EoC, strategies and prospects for the future.

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United Nations Video

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


Summer School EoC 2013 videos

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EoC Summer School, Madrid, Sept. 11-15, 2013: A new economy for a united world

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Nairobi 2015

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The EoC International Congress will take place in Nairobi from 27 to 31 May 2015.

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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.... 

The Economics of Values-Based Organisations

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Routledge, July 2014


The Genesis and Ethos of the Market

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Palgrave Macmillan, September 2012


EoC training 2012

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See the videos of the EoC training lessons (Per-corso EdC) held in the Lionello Industrial Park

Video - The EoC Project

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This short 5 minute video about the origins of The EoC in Freedom Project, was developed for a presentation to the United Nations in February 2012.

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

The Wound and the Blessing

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Economics, Relationships, and Happiness

New City Press, 2012


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 “Identification Card” of the EoC

logo_edc_benvThe 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.

Brazil 2011 - Twenty Years of EoC


All the information related to the two events held in Brazil from May 25-29, 2011, for the 20th anniversary of the EoC (including articles, texts and videos).

Economy and Communion Meet

Economia e Comunione si incontrano - sintesi DVD

What is the Economy of Communion? Here is a synthesis of the DVD "Economy and Communion Meet" (only available in Italian) ©Charisma Productions, 2007

Formy comic strips!


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