Hunger and food waste

Hunger and food waste

An unacceptable match of words which triggers indignation. A group of members of the Focolare community in Mumbai, India, went all out in support of a nonprofit organisation, which works to gather leftovers from banquets and parties, to be distributed to the poor.

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Jesus our brother

Jesus our brother

Son of a carpenter and God: the human-divine mystery of Jesus in reflections by German bishop and theologian Klaus Hemmerle (1929–1994)

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Launched towards the infinite

Launched towards the infinite

On the day the Catholic Church dedicates to all the saints, a meditation of Chiara Lubich which presents the saint as one who really knows what Love is.

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A “family friendly” business

A “family friendly” business

In Italy a social cooperative that is part of the Economy of Communion received an award for its culture, which is focused on balancing work with employees’ family lives.

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The breadmakers

The breadmakers

In 1988 a group of young people of the Focolare, suddenly became bakers and sold bread on the road outside the Ginetta Mariapolis in Brazil. Thirty years later, the Golden Grain is a successful activity making good quality produce with love, human kindness and the will to share.

Let’s colour our city

Let’s colour our city

The town of Gary in Indiana is one of the poorest in the USA. 100 teenagers from six States went there to help organise activities with the homeless, to serve at a soup kitchen/canteen and work on urban renewal. For many of them it was an unforgettable experience, which opened their eyes not only to the needs but also the beauty of the town, which is, before all else, a community.

Colombia: diversify to generate development

Colombia: diversify to generate development

A priest’s act of fellowship transformed a failing coffee plantation into a real business named Acedeco Padevi. It is community led and inspired by the principles of the Economy of Communion. Choosing the diversify the production process lead to greater sharing, new jobs and the development of the business, while respecting the environment.

People at the Centre of the Action

People at the Centre of the Action

The idea behind the Economy of Communion (EoC) goes far beyond the sharing of profits. The testimony of Melissa from Colombia, who is working on a master’s degree in economics at Sophia University Institute of Loppiano

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