There is much good practice going on and prophetic experiences which engage in alternative economic models directed towards integral human development and sustainability. The Prophetic Economy event formed a network to bring together some of these experiences that want to change the world…
Taken from an answer given during a meeting of external focolarini/e – Castel Gandolfo, 24th December 1989.
Almost two months after the devastating floods in the Indian region of Kerala, news has reached us of aid given to the local people and for rebuilding. The local communities of the Focolare Movement are involved in this, thanks to funds sent from all over the world. Father Shinto Kuzhinjalil, the founder of the “For You Trust”, a humanitarian organisation, tells how things are currently progressing.
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.
Over 1,000 children and teenagers took part in the “Sports4Peace” event held in Kenya, South Sudan and Burundi at the end of August. Sport can become a means to build peace and help overcome social barriers.