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In Tagaytay City, in front of the scenic Taal lake and volcano: The theme of the event is: Economy of Communion: An Economy for ALL
This past 29 April a much attended meeting was held in Havanna launching the Economy of Communion.
An account of the 37th EoC meeting entitled “An economy for all: 25 years of building social cohesion”
Brainstorming session: Action plan for the EoC five years strategy within CUIB.
At Loppiano, representatives from around the EoC world have designed the new era of the Economy of Communion, finding EoC-IIN the best instrument to reach out to all the possible candidates for the EoC
On May 23-24, 2016, at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, will be held the Youth Forum: "Economy of Communion: An Economy for all"
In Lugano, a conference entitled “Economics, Health and Happiness”. We talk about it with Luca Crivelli, director of the Department for Corporate, Health and Social Economics of SUPSI.
The workshop was held in the context of the Oceania Mariapolis of Focolare
The dates and venue for the annual North American conference of the Economy of Communion (EoC) have been set. The meeting will be held on June 10-12, 2016 at The University of St Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Stay tuned!
On 16 and 17 October in Mariënkroon (Nieuwkuijk ) and Utrecht
by Jose Aranas
May 25- The PanAsian Congress 2016 with its theme Economy of Communion, An Economy For All, just started in Mariapolis Peace, in Tagaytay City before the scenic Taal lake and volcano. It was also fitting that in this week the National Weather Bureau just announced that it will be the start of the rainy season ending a long dry spell that made many farmers suffer in the Philippines. The Philippines is also entering a new phase as it just elected its new government leaders.
by Jose Aranas
After a recap of the events of the previous day, Prof. Luca Crivelli, Ph.D. of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland delivered a talk on EOC and other Forms of Social Businesses wherein he emphasized the ultimate goal of EoC is promoting communion within the economy.
UST Business students presented their social enterprises such as Fruitway which sources fruits and vegetables for retailing from poor farmers who are often taken advantage of by abusive and corrupt middle-men;
Tomorrow at 15.00 (Philippine time, which means 9 am in Italy) the EoC Pan-Asian Congress 2016 will begin) in Tagaytay City, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the EoC.
by Jose Aranas
Are around 200 the participants to the Youth Forum, from different countries such as: Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Peru, Republic of Central Africa, Spain, Switzerland, plus Economics and Commerce students in the University.
Dean of the College of Economics, Assistant Professor Mary Hildence M. Baluyot gave the opening remarks, quoting the letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians that says nothing is greater than love, especially in our consumerist world where more and more people are driven to the margins, excluding them.
Today and tomorrow the EoC Youth Forum currently in course at the University of Santo Tomas gathers more than 200 researchers, professors and students from various universities in Manila, all of whom are interested in deepening their understanding of the alternative economic paradigm of the Economy of Communion.
On behalf of the EoC's International Commission there will be Luigino Bruni, Anouk Grevin, Lorna Gold and Luca Crivelli contributing to the event. A special space will be dedicated to a dialogue between them and the academics of Santo Tomas (and those who want to join them) inside the programme.
by Luigino Bruni
published in Avvenire on 15/05/2016
“Ripeness is all.”
W. Shakespeare, King Lear
Becoming adults is a wonderful experience. It is an entirely spiritual and moral fact which generates a joy that can compensate and sometimes exceed the natural sadness that accompanies the end of youth and its typical beauty. The forms and times of maturity are many and various, inscribed in the flesh and history of each one of us.
by Antonella Ferrucci
South Korea: The Asian giant characterized by intense economic development in recent decades is today suffering from slow economic growth, high rate of unemployment and the limits of a citizen assistance system under the sole responsibility of the State. In these months there is a very heated debate on the choice between "growth" and "sharing" and some see the general system of wealth redistribution implemented by the government as an impediment to growth.
In this context the proposal of the EoC - "an economy for all" falls on a very alert ground, and is of great interest in many areas: many people are looking for an "alternative economy" to replace the current Anglo-Saxon type of capitalism and they turn to cooperatives and social enterprises with much interest...