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

Argentina: happiness and dreams meet in Alta Gracia

The 33rd meeting of the Economy of Communion in Argentina was held from 25 to 27 April 2014

Moscow: The first seeds of EoC sown in Russia

On Saturday 10th May, in Moscow, there was an introductory presentation of the EoC in Russia 

Brazil: a Journey That's Left a Sign for Us

The journey of Maria Voce (Emmaus) and Giancarlo Faletti in Brazil. meetings and impressions from the world of EoC.

Towards the European EoC Pole

The First Steps Towards the EoC Erasmus Project in Rotselaar, Belgium

EoC International Summer School 2014: you can register!

Enroll online by July 31 at the 3rd Economy of Communion Summer School. 
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The Tree of Life - Joseph and the miracle of reconciliation/resurrection

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 20/07/2014

Logo Albero della vitaIt is me. It is me, your brother Joseph.’
‘But of course it's him!’, shouted Benjamin, almost suffocating from joy and rushed forward, up the steps to the upside, where he fell on his knees and clasped the knees of the Newly Found One vehemently.
‘Yashub, Joseph-el, Jehosiph’, he sobbed looking at him, raising his head. It is you, it is you, of course it is you. You are not dead.’
(Thomas Mann, Joseph and His Brothers).

To follow the development and fulfilment of a vocation is one of the most amazing human experiences. It is a precious gift especially in times of famine of “voices” and dreams, when we long for gratuitousness, and feel nostalgic for those stories of pure charis that only those who receive a vocation can live and make us live through it.


by Alberto Ferrucci

from "Economia di Comunione - una cultura nuova" n.39 - editorial insert in Città Nuova n.13/14 - 2014 - July 2014

Alberto FerrucciThe Economy of Communion has just turned 23 years old, so even though it is young, it can be called adult now, and able to make a public appearance to give the world the gift of God for the third millennium that has been entrusted to it; although it remains one of the expressions of the charisma of unity of the Focolare Movement, to be able to enter into dialogue with the world, the Economy of Communion must now stand on its own feet.

The stepping out into public life is easily noticed in this newsletter: not only because of the international schools for young and old entrepreneurs that are announced or because of the internationality of the theses of which it spreads the news and not only because of the experiences of its entrepreneurs shared at conferences in various parts the world.


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

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João Carlos Pompermayer 2Thinking of the Economy of Communion in Brazil we cannot help associating it with his first entrepreneurial centre, the Polo Spartaco. . And you cannot talk about this pole without mentioning João Carlos Pompermayer. He passed away on 2nd July in Bento Gonçalves-RS, where he lived.

What imprint has he left after more than 20 years of dedicated work in the enterprise of the birth and development of the Polo? Let's pass the word to those who had a greater share in this adventure with him. Their testimony is intended primarily as an expression of gratitude to all those who believe and live for an Economy of Communion.


The Tree of Life - Joseph and forgiving (that is not merely forgetting)

by Luigino Bruni

published in Avvenire on 13/07/2014

Logo Albero della vita"Accept my offer. Take me instead of him to be your servant:  ... I want atonement, atonement for all. Here, before you, strange man, I take the frightful oath we brothers swore - with both hands I take that oath and break it in two across my knee. Our eleventh brother, the father's ewe lamb, first son of the true wife, him the beast did not rend; but we, his brothers sold him into the world" (Thomas Mann, Joseph and his brothers; English translation: Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter).

For the healing of the deep wounds of the primary relationships of our lives (brotherhood), there is a vital need of time. We never really get reconciled if we do not let the pain/love penetrate to the core of the wounded relationship, to be absorbed there and to slowly heal it. But what is most needed are the actions as they communicate in the language of behaviour that we want, really, to start over.


Commentaries - Old Vices Increased by the Crisis

by Luigino Bruni

published inAvvenire on 10/07/2014

Usura ridParallel with the intensification of the economic crisis, a greater spread of the phenomenon of usury was observed, evidenced by reports of the doubling of suspicious transactions in 2013 over the previous year.” There are documents like this one – just published by the Financial Information Unit of the Bank of Italy – that every responsible and mature citizen should read, meditate on, and then act accordingly. Usury is a typical disease of any monetary society, since it is the visible phenomenon of the power relations and the power that are hidden under the apparent neutrality of money. The existence of money has many benefits, but it also generates high costs that are growing in intensity and importance with the expansion of the area covered by money within society.


More Articles...

  1. Vatican Conference on Inclusive Economy
  2. The Honest Eyes of the Prophet
  3. Economy of Communion: learning from the bees
  4. No. 39 of the EoC Newsletter is now online
  5. Križevci, Croatia - 16-19/10/2014

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Summer School EoC 2014

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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 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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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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The Genesis and Ethos of the Market

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Palgrave Macmillan, September 2012


The Wound and the Blessing

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Economics, Relationships, and Happiness

New City Press, 2012


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.... 

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

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

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