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).