Electric energy has enabled since the invention of the electric light bulb a remarkable human development and many people across the world take access to it as granted. However, not everyone has access to electricity in our common home, where approximately one billion people, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, lack access to electricity.
Guided by the call of Pope Francis and Laudato Si, the team Technologies for the Common Good - Business in Transition identified that technology needs to be a force for fraternity, not for the widening of inequalities. They say that ‘ Pacar School seeks to "give soul to the economy", as Pope Francis says.’
On March 24th the Economy of Francesco met Julie Nelson in her School. The dialogue on these issues was enriched by the presence of three young interlocutors: Serena, from the CO2 village of Inequalities; Olena, from the Women for Economy village; and Tracey, from the Work and Care village. The names of the villages speak even before the protagonists of the dialogue.
Listening, going to meet the other, especially the marginalized. Thus begins the path of collaboration between a group of young Latin Americans and CELAM (Latin American Episcopal Conference).
Almost 70 people responded to the invitation of the Global Call on Thursday 11 March, connecting from 24 different countries, representing the life and experiences they are carrying out in places around the globe, as animators of the spirit of EoF, bringing/dropping the global message in their local realities.
RETHINKING ECONOMICS STARTING FROM THE COMMONS - Common good is not the sum of individual goods, as well as the knowledge we are producing and sharing via the Economy of Francesco school is not simply the sum of the abstracts of the lessons here reported.
“An important exchange of ideas where the Pope repeated how fond he is of the Economy of Francesco and how dear this process is to his heart. EoF is a grace for everyone. This economy needs to be changed and only young people can do it.”
Nosaltres joves economistes, emprenedors i agents de canvi del món, convocats a Assís pel papa Francesc, l'any de la pandèmia de la COVID-19, volem enviar un missatge als economistes, emprenedors, responsables polítics, treballadors i treballadores, ciutadans del món