Why are charisms necessary in order to bring about a fraternal economy?

During the meeting of Uruguayan EOC entrepreneurs held at the Mariapolis Center "Il Pelicano" in Montevideo

Why are charisms necessary in order to bring about a fraternal economy?

Presentation by Luca Crivelli

Montevideo,  January 3, 2009

In the title, a completely unpredictable logical nexus is established between three words: “economy”, “fraternity”, and “charism”.  I will now try to illustrate this connection by dividing my reflections into three parts.

In the first part, I´ll try to explain why fraternity can be considered as the broken promise of the French Revolution, which had proposed these three principles, “liberté, égalité e fraternité” (liberty, equality and fraternity), one next to the other.

In the second part, I´ll try to illustrate the contribution offered by the charisms (those historical and modern; those religious and civic) to the development of the modern economy.

The third part will briefly concentrate on the love trilogy: Eros, Philia, and Agape.  In lay terms, we could define these as “contract” (eros), reciprocal relationships (philia), and free and unconditional gift (agape). The lack of just one of these fibers in the social fabric could cause pathological derivations and put the very survival of the civil society at risk.

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