economy Tag

ITALY/VATICAN, Economy of Francesco • Assisi is preparing to welcome more than 2000 economists and entrepreneurs under 35 years of age from all over the world to participate in the “Economy of Francesco” event from March 26-28, requested by Pope Francis. The City of St. Francis will be organized for this purpose in 12 “villages” where the great questions of the economy of today and tomorrow will be debated: Work and Care; Management and Gift; Finance and Humanity; Agriculture and Justice; Energy and Poverty; Profit and Vocation; Politics for Happiness;Read More
FOCOLARE MOVEMENT, Press Release • 1100 people from 49 countries, involved in the Economy of Communion, will meet Pope Francis on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Eight people own as much as the poorest half of the world’s population. This is what Oxfam Report 2017 says. Runaway inequality is condemning hundreds of millions of people to poverty and highlighting the iniquity of the current economic system. In this complex situation, the Economy of Communion may be considered as a prophetic sign. It originated in May 1991, in Brazil as a reactionRead More
TOGETHER FOR EUROPE – Press release July 1, 2016 (2) • In the afternoon of the second day of their Congress, seventeen podium discussions in the inner city of Munich took place between the communities and Movements, and politicians, Church representatives and motivators from the economy and society, and an interested public. “Christianity is not there to satisfy religious needs, but to place the world in a new light”, Cardinal Reinhard Marx emphasised in his statement on “Europe’s future lies in its roots”. Political influence has a part to playRead More
GERMANY/SWITZERLAND, Melanie and Ulrich Grauert • The mission statement of the IKAF (International Kentenich Academy for Leaders) states, among other things, “Genuine love of God, which should burn within us, gives us a new vision, a new understanding …” This “new understanding” shone out in a special way during the IKAF weekend at the beginning of March in Memholz, Germany. Based on very different actual situations we could clearly feel that as a team – in the plenary sessions – we could strengthen and enrich each other through the charismsRead More
FRANCIS – WEEKLY QUOTES • Every part of the Church, and many others outside of her – believers or non-believers – have received Pope Francis` clear and hope-filled words. They are also words that motivate us to assume the responsibility we all have to build a world in accordance to the Will of God, in the strength of the Spirit and through the way of Christ. Cardinals and bishops, priests, men and women religious, novices and seminarians, families, the youth and elderly, communities and institutes have received this challenge toRead More