Prophetic Economy: an initiative to create a network of “Change makers”
Seven organizations from different countries have created “Prophetic Economy,” a project aimed at collecting and giving visibility to ideas and good economic practices oriented towards integral human development and sustainability.
Aware of the ecological and social crisis facing our planet, hundreds of people around the world are constantly working to find creative solutions to these great problems. They do so, in their daily lives, through large and small actions. These actions, however, often arise, grow, and die out in total isolation.
“Together we can do much more”, this one of the slogans proposed by Prophetic Economy, an initiative whose objective is to create networks of collaboration involving all those who, in their own context, work for human development, regardless of their age, nationality, and beliefs.
The main event of Prophetic Economy will be held in Castel Gandolfo, province of Rome (Italy), November 2-4, 2018. It will feature experts from various fields, such as Jeffrey Sachs, North American economist and author of many essays, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of environmental issues and sustainability, and Luigino Bruni, world-renowned Italian economist and international coordinator of the Economy of Communion Project.
«This experience», says Florencia Locascio, Prophetic Economy’s general coordinator, «addresses all people, organizations, and companies that propose sustainable and creative solutions to the problems of poverty, inequality, and the social and environmental crisis that we are all experiencing. We want to identify the change-makers, the “innovators”, to give them visibility».
In addition to workshops, collective intelligence activities, sharing, and conferences given by international authorities and experts, the event will include the ceremony of the “Prophetic Practices Award 2018”. This competition aims to reward, give visibility, and put in touch with each other the current experiences of “Prophetic Economy” and all the “good practices” already under way that contribute to the common good.
Companies, organizations, and individuals aged between 9 and 99 may take part in the event, as well as in the competition.
Paolo Matterazzo, head of communication for the Nomadelfia Community, explains: «Adolescents, the new generations, have something important to say, and they are already contributing with strong impetus, by giving us very stimulating concrete examples».
The first three winners of the competition will receive a cash prize and will be invited to present their projects during the November event. Also the top ten classified will have the opportunity to present their best practices. The projects for the competition must be submitted before August 1st.
For more information, please visit our website: http://www.propheticeconomy.org