Published: Wednesday, 02 June 2010 23:24
Written by Stefania Nardelli
On May 21, 2010, in Vasto, a convention becomes the chance for communion among the various entrepreneurial realities of the territory
Going beyond the crisis: a question of relationships
By Stefania Nardelli
On May 21, a convention-debate was held in Vasto, titled, "A Civil and Humanistic Society for Economic and Social Development". Invited guests included Vincenzo Bassi, Luigino Bruni and Sr. Alessandra Smerilli. What has generated the current economic crisis if not - in an extreme way - a crisis of rapports, of relationships that have led individuals to isolate themselves and lose interest towards projects which are useful to the community and to its development? This progressive isolation is why speculation and easy earning (and not only in work, business and the family) have become the objectives of many social and economic workers.
Sr. Alessandra Smerilli´s presentation raised some interesting questions for reflection under this lens. Knowing that we are living a moment of crisis, and without crying for ourselves, we can understand where lies the opportunity of this situation. To better represent the current situation, she presented a fairytale, Pinocchio (in it´s original version). She considered the part of the story where the wolf incited the Pinocchio, transformed into a little donkey, into wanting easy earnings, and he therefore lead him into the City of Simple Simons... and we all know how the story ends. She remembered when Luigino Bruni, at the first signs of the crisis, was already saying in his conferences, "remember that from this point onwards, the crisis will not be an exception but the rule if we don´t change something at the foundation."
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Published: Tuesday, 01 June 2010 20:41
Written by Antonella Ferrucci
The Archdiocese of Crotone S. Severina, together with the EoC and Settimane Sociali present:
Mediterranean School of Civil Economy
June 5, 2010, 9:00 AM
Sala Camera di Commercio
Piazza Castello, 20
88900 Crotone KR
Good Wins: "Forming Oneself With Signs That Make Dreams Come True"
This is the title of the next Mediterranean School of Civil Economy that will presented on June 5, 2010, in Crotone, through a day meeting.
During this time of economic and civil crisis, the diocese of Crotone presents the opportunity to know and deepen in a different way of living economy and business, through the light of the best Italian tradition and in line with the Encyclical "Caritas in Veritate".
The meeting wants to be a laboratory that would give wings to the dreams of young people and give them concrete signs of hope. It wishes to be a chance to imagine and build together a way for development in Calabria, a way that arises from the heart of our Mediterranean culture, that is sustainable and capable of a future.
The day meeting will include a series of presentations in the morning by: Sr.Alessandra Smerilli, Luigino Bruni, Irene Giordano and Giuseppe Pintus, Vincenzo Bova, Alberto Frassineti and Angela De Fazio. Mons.Domenico Graziani, bishop of Crotone, will close the morning session.
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