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Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Economy of Communion
"Gold examines the origins and substance of a promising alternative to the current globalized economy. During a 1991 trip to Brazil, Chiara Lubich challenged Focolare members to launch businesses that could create jobs and opportunities. Almost twenty years later, Benedict XVI cited the Economy of Communion in Caritas in Veritate as a promising form of intermediate activity between for-profit business and classic non-profit institutions."
John L. Allen Jr.
The Business of Working in Communion: Managing a Person-Centered Business
Economy of Communion Annual Meeting: Aug. 6 - 8, 2010
A lifestyle of giving, of seeing each person as the focus of our actions, brings to life a method of doing business that offers hope to our world especially in these troubled economic times. TheEoC has been called a prophecy for a sustainable future. Come and join us as we share the latest developments in the EoC and explore this lifestyle of giving on August 6-8, 2010 at The Catholic University of America, Washington DC.
The Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. sponsored World Catholicism Week 2010 from April 20 to 23, a conference on the globally interdependent dimensions of the Roman Catholic experience of faith. Two days were dedicated to Benedict XVI’s encyclical on economic globalization, Caritas in Veritate.
Person Centered Business: Hope for Today, Sustainability for Tomorrow August 21-23, 2009
2009 marks the 18th anniversary of the EoC. A return to our roots, a look at today’s accomplishments and tomorrow’s goals along with the emerging collaboration between the businesses and academia were featured at the annual meeting.
A first lecture on the Economy of Communion in Freedom was held at the Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington DC on October 21. There were over sixty (60) students in attendance (marketing, business, and theology majors) as well as a few outside visitors including a journalist from the Catholic News Service, an owner of a construction company, and a couple aspiring entrepreneurs.
What is the economy of communion in freedom project (“EoC”) and how is it a resource for business education? These questions were addressed by Linda Specht’s paper presentation at Notre Dame University on June 11, as part of the “Business Education at Catholic Universities” conference.