The economy of Francesco


The meeting will be held online from November 19th to 21st. Maria Gaglione, from the organising team, collected the stories of the participants: economists, researchers, scholars and university professors, entrepreneurs, students, activists and changemakers from 115 countries around the world.

“It is essential to train and support the new generations of economists and entrepreneurs” to adopt a new model of development that “does not exclude but includes” and does not generate inequalities. Speaking to economists and bankers, the Pope highlighted the urgency of an “ecological reconversion” of the economy and stressed the decisive role of young people. He invited them to discuss these issues in Assisi (Italy), where St Francis “stripped himself of everything to choose God as the guiding light of his life, he made himself poor with the poor (…). His choice of poverty gave rise to a vision of the economy that is very up to date”. The meeting, entitled Economy of Francesco, will be held online from November 19th to 21st. Maria Gaglione, from the organising team, collected the participants’ stories:

“The young people who responded to the Pope’s call are economists, researchers, scholars and university professors, entrepreneurs, students, activists and changemakers from 115 countries around the world. They are themselves “builders” of a fairer, more fraternal economy, aiming at inclusion. The universities, businesses and communities where they operate are “workshops of hope”, as the Pope defines them. Their motto is “No one left behind”, because they want an economy that leaves no one behind. In this way, they resemble St Francis who chose a new life to dedicate himself to those who are the least”.

Saint Francis preferred giving to the logic of profit. What does it mean to make of one’s work and study a gift for others?
“These young people choose to give their lives, their skills, their talents, to give everything a deeper meaning. Many, having undertaken a study or work activity, at a certain point choose to change their ways. Joel Thompson is an electronic engineer. Inspired by Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si, he decided to commit to environmental and social justice, and now lives and works in an indigenous village in Amazonian Guyana where he is involved in training in 16 villages. Diego Wawrzeniak is a Brazilian social entrepreneur and member of the Inkiri community. He has worked in the financial sector and after creating a startup he decided to join his community to develop a local bank and currency and now follows projects that combine innovation, entrepreneurship and local economy. Maria Carvalho, of Indian descent, grew up between Saudi Arabia and Canada and is involved in energy and climate policy in London. She says that St Francis’ message of fraternity inspired her life and that she chose to become a social scientist to fight poverty and inequality”.

Because of the pandemic the event, planned for March, will be held online in November. What format will it take?
The original method of the event is preserved – an opportunity to highlight the voice, the thought, the perspectives of young economists and entrepreneurs. For months, about 1200 young people from all continents have been working on the major themes of today’s economy, trying to reconcile apparently unrelated dimensions: finance and humanity; agriculture and justice; energy and poverty, etc. The November appointment will be the fundamental stage of a process that has already begun to report the experience and work of the past few months. The proposals and reflections will be given space in the various sessions of the online programme, where young people will be in dialogue with internationally renowned economists and experts. There will be links from the symbolic places of Assisi and moments in which young people will tell their stories. Art, poetry, meditation, local realities are also included in the programme.  A large part of the programme will be available in streaming by connecting to the website www.francescoeconomy.org The Pope has told us that he will be present.

Claudia Di Lorenzi

 

 

6 Comments

  • Grazie di questa stupenda opportunità!
    Cercherò di collegare le mie classi del triennio di un istituto tecnico in cui insegno, non ci lasceremo sfuggire questa opportunità di vivere in tempo reale un evento senza precedenti!

  • Creí que lo había ya enviado: estoy compartiendo, pero me faltan horarios y medios de enlace. Si me pueden dar esta información. Gracias esto es para el area de lo Estados Unidos!
    Gracias

  • Me gustaría compartirlo y de hecho lo hice, pero no tengo horarios o de en cual medio se trasmitirá, horas, etc. Yo vivo en una isla de los Estados Unidos, pero La mayoría de las personas a quien comparto viven en el país!!
    Gracias de antemano!

  • TOTALMENTE DE ACUERDO ¡¡ PROMOVEMOS DOS EXPERIENCIAS BASADAS EN LA ECONOMIA DE COMUNIÓN : *” EL CLUB LOS 7 A LAS 7 SALVEMOS UN NIÑ@ “¡ MANIFIESTO POR LA PAZ – LA FRATERNIDAD COMIENZA POR EL BOLSILLO! : LOS DIAS 7 DE CADA MES LAS PERSONAS APORTAN UNA CUOTA ECONÓMICA PARA AYUDAR A UN NIÑ@ Y SU FAMILIA , IGUALMENTE SE PROMUEVEN ACTIVIDADES DE EMPRENDIMIENTO DE ECONOMIA DE COMUNIÓN.
    * FONDO MONANTRÓPICO INTERNACIONAL -FMI : LOS DIAS 7 DE CADA MES, LOGOTERAPEUTAS DE VARIOS PAÍSES DAN UN APORTE DE 7 DOLARES PARA CREAR PROYECTOS PRODUCTIVOS QUE DEN TRABAJO A PERSONAS MARGINADAS E IGUALMENTE SE DAN BECAS DE ESTUDIO .( TODO ESTO SIGUIENDO EL MODELO DE ECONOMIA DE COMUNIÓN)

  • Dado que la pandemia Covid-19 va a impedir el viaje de la mayoría de los inscritos en EoF a Asís, la comisión organizadora ha lanzado la idea de acortar distancias mediante nodos o HUBs locales repartidos por el mundo. Esta es su propuesta:
    La Economía de Francesco es la economía de “donde se juntan dos o más…”, ¡nadie debería estar solo!
    ¡Nuestra reunión de noviembre se acerca rápidamente!
    En este año especial y único, queremos tener un evento verdaderamente global: ¡contemos la historia de la Economía de Francesco al mundo entero!
    Ideas, música, proyectos, cuentos, arte, reflexión, mesas redondas. No es solo un evento, sino una experiencia para compartir… ¡Así que acortemos la distancia!
    Te invitamos a participar del evento junto a otros jóvenes de tus países reunidos en sugerentes lugares de nuestras ciudades.
    Descubre algunos lugares que albergan un HUB de EoF en todo el mundo. ¡Encuentra el más cercano a tu ciudad e inscríbete lo antes posible!
    https://francescoeconomy.org/it/eof-hubs/
    Para obtener más información, escribe a: staff@francescoeconomy.org y community@francescoeconomy.org

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