EoC events in Brazil
by Adriana Mendes and Emanuele A. Oliveira (*)
“We're delighted to announce the inauguration of one more company”, said the heading of the invitation of the Ginetta Business Park's board of directors to the inauguration event, which took place on April 6, 2013, welcoming partners and friends. “Around 10 years ago, João Laurindo got to know the Economy of Communion, which, since then, has been a way for him to promote social transformation through business”. Who is João Laurindo and what made him start up Movelite at the Ginetta Business Park?
19 May 2012, 9:30 AM
Centro Mariapoli Ginetta
Rod. Bunjiro Nakao, Km 47
Vargem Grande Paulista - SP
It is with great joy that we invite to participate the Day with Entrepreneurs on 19 May at the place where 21 years ago the EoC project was born, Mariapolis Ginetta. It is for anyone who is interested in knowing more about the Economy of Communion project.
November 29, 2010, 19.30
Livraria Cultura - Shopping Bourbon Country
Av. Tulio de Rose, 80 Loja 302
Porto Alegre - RS
The event was promoted by Editrice Cidade Nova and Livraria Cultura..
Introduction: Armindo Trevisan, Università Federale Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) - Presentation: Maurício Serafim, Università dello Stato di Santa Catarina (UDESC). Conclusion: Klaus Brüsckhe, editrice Cidade Nova.
This is the title of the EoC School for young people and new entrepreneurs that will be held this upcoming July 12 – 15, at the Mariapolis Santa Maria, Igarassu-PE in Brasile, for all the South American nations.
The aim is to offer information and training to business people who are interested in the Economy of Communion as an alternative, in a new way of doing business both individually and in the economic sphere.
November 28, 2010 – at 10.00
Ginetta Business Park
Estrada do Monjope n° 5100
Cruz de Rebouças
You are all invited to the second EoC Christmas Party at Ginetta Business Park: a beautiful idea of the entrepreneurs there and joyously welcomed by the local EoC Commission.
by Roseli Tortelli
There was an atmosphere of family and of great joy for this new stage of a company that has a history of over eight years. The name of this company, "B. Raizes" has a deep significance and is fully linked to what the Economy of Communion suggests. The "B" commits to what John Paul II said, calling us to "respond to Evil with Good, with a capital G." Raizes (= roots) instead is a response to what Chiara said on the EoC that has "the roots in Heaven."
A hundred people came by during the course of the day.
A little history: During an EoC Congress in 2003, Claudete Bortoleto Cieslinski felt a strong desire to respond to the EoC project. She herself tells us: "I asked that Ginetta to give me a hand from heaven, because I did not have the means to start a business. She had taught us to believe in divine providence, and with this faith, I went ahead."
November 19, 2010, at 19:15
Centro Universitario del Maranhão
Av. Edson Brandão, s/n,
This seminar, like that of last October 29 in Manaus, is promoted and organized by youth interested in the EoC. This time, it deals with students from the Management Department of UNICEUMA, in São Luís (Maranhão). The title refers to Luigino Bruni's book published in Brazil, Communion is the new word in Economy. And it will be a re-reading of this text, under the supervision of Prof. Msc. Rita Bulhão which will provide elements for reflection.
by Carla Cotignoli
The high quality and originality of the “DALLA STRADA” (FROM THE STREETS) bags can immediately be recognized upon seeing the stores window display and its bright entrance. Until one week ago, the company was a school of professionals located in barrio Jardin Margarida, a visibly poor area in Vargem Grande Paulista. Now, they produce bags, accessories and jackets. On April 8, they became the newest addition to the companies housed in the Spartaco Business Park, currently home to some 9 production houses, all of which are governed by the Economy of Communion principles.
By Roseli and Armando Tortelli
The August 12 EoC school had a new nuance that is worth highlighting: of the 190 participants, 150 were gathered in a hall at the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) in Londrina to follow by internet: that has never happened before! Renato Bigati, from the local EoC commission, and Jairo Rantin, who is responsible for the community of the Focolare Movement in Londrina wrote us: "The idea of this meeting was a true 'inspiration from Chiara Lubich', a good chance to invite a few people who had already shown an interest in knowing more about the EoC".
March 18: During the videoconfernce, Magali, a member of the Salvador-BA commission remarked, "This is a rich and fulfilling moment," a feeling which seems to capture the actual experience.
The Maristi congregation provided the venue for the 22 participants coming from the cities of Recife-PE, João Pessoa-PB, Natal-RN, Salvador-BA e Fortaleza-CE. The groups were composed of entrepreneurs, young students, professionals who held positions in government, professors and people involved in NGO work. The EoC attracts and is capable of involving many from different fields.
October 29, 2010, at 18:00
Università Federale dell'Amazonas
Auditorio della FES-Facoltà di Studi Sociali
Av. Gal. Rodrigo Octávio Jordão Ramos,
3000, Setor Norte, Coroado I
The "management seminars" that students must develop during their course of study at the Department of Management of UFAM are aimed at developing their capacity to prepare and organize events to promote discussions that encourage critical thought on social, environmental and work topics, and which stimulate activities related to social responsibility. This is the context for the presentation of the Economy of Communion as a new kind of economic behavior. The event is fruit of the initiative of a student of the course who, in order to make it possible, involved six of his friends.