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Our Economy of Francesco Hub Gathering

We need you.  The cry of the earth, the cry of the poor, the problems of the global economy — we need your most important work.  That’s the invitation of the Economy of Francesco.  We need your boldest leadership unleashed and connected to the people, institutions and centers of power that can make lasting change.  […]

Help a Compost Company Become a Co-op

I just interviewed Michael Robinson, co-founder of Rust Belt Riders — who I met through a good friend Jonathan in Cleveland. Michael is in the process of raising capital to formally re-structure their business into a worker-owned cooperative. The good news is — they’ve already been operating with financial transparency, democratic decision-making — so the […]

Comparte: Meet our sister Francesco Economy Network in Latin America

Emilio Travieso, SJ begins and ends with an image of an altar from his time with Mayan communities (Tseltal) in Chiapas, Mexico. As part of his dissertation research, Emilio was studying their cooperative business — Yomol A’tel — that’s grown to $2 million in revenue — as part of a larger Comparte network across Latin […]

My Money Transformation in 8 Steps

I was inspired by this Money Transforms website to share my own story.   The reason I want you to transform your relationship with your money is two fold:  Your own liberation. For too long, I’ve been trapped by my relationship with my money. I’ve felt so inadequate because I didn’t have enough. Then when I’ve […]

Neighborhood Economics to Livable Future Investing: 12 Hints of an Emerging US Economy of Francesco

As we continue the work of mapping the growing Economy of Francesco movement ecology, I wanted to share a list of 12 nodes that have been on my radar. What are you seeing? Join us this Friday November 20th at 12 noon ET. We’ll get the conversation started with a pioneering farmer, an industrial co-op organizer, and […]