Economy of Francesco - Oct 1 - RSVP - North America
RSVP for our Friday, October 1, 2021 convening of the North America hub of the Economy of Francesco (EoF).
12:00 to 1:30pm Eastern Time
(Agenda & Zoom link to follow)
Please RSVP below.

Invitation and framing document here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fgeHFypzlvbVvE6Pjr-KkSZiT7j23sfvRWkzx1WJvPU/edit?usp=sharing

Pope Francis' May 2019 invitation:
https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/letters/2019/documents/papa-francesco_20190501_giovani-imprenditori.html

The Economy of Francesco is an event/process to "bring us together and allow us to meet one another and eventually enter into a “covenant” to change today’s economy and to give a soul to the economy of tomorrow."

Economy of Francesco (Global) - https://francescoeconomy.org/
Francesco Collaborative -- in the U.S. - https://francescocollaborative.org/
Ownership Matters -- our newsletter focused on co-ops and the solidarity economy - https://ownershipmatters.net/

Inspiring themes:
==>Where does the Francesco vision come from in the church? What are it's origins and influences?
What about Pope Francis' recent book "Let Us Dream"?  Practical theologian, Nicholas Hayes from Boston College reflects on these questions in an 18-min interview with Felipe Witchger that will help frame this October 1 gathering and small groups. Watch here: https://youtu.be/GbGlK6YmS9c

==> “Accompanying towards life in abundance” says Emilio Travieso, SJ about "Comparte" -- Our sister Francesco Economy network in Latin America: https://youtu.be/ww5HNEePVg8 or here: https://felipewitchger.com/2021/09/17/comparte-meet-our-sister-francesco-economy-network-in-latin-america/

==> A critical look at ESG investing and a practical invitation to decarbonize our investments and pro-actively lean into a low carbon future with Carbon Collective. https://felipewitchger.com/2021/09/17/whats-wrong-with-esg-a-carbon-collective-asking-better-questions/

==> Laudato Si Prayer, Conversion, & Action - how do we create vulnerable space inside ourselves, our lives, and with small groups of others to allow God and the Spirit to flow more freely? What actions does this lead us to?  What about the 2-year synod on synodality that Pope Francis is now inviting us to as a start?    Are we open to a 7-year journey of encounter with others? Are we feeling called to enroll ourselves and others in this journey?
Register your pledge: https://laudatosiactionplatform.org/

The global EoF gathering is on October 2nd.
More details: https://francescoeconomy.org/october-2nd-is-fast-approaching-our-roadmap-the-eof-global-commitment/

At our October 1 gathering, we will share the planning work we've started around Laudato Si Circles, Co-op Investor Circles -- intended to support each of us in our own inner work / spiritual journeys and also support the many Francesco change-makers and organizations already living into the new economy we seek.

We hope you'll join us at 12 noon ET / 9am PT on Friday, October 1.

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