In this issue of Open Space, we take a look at the commons, often forgotten as one of the four major sectors of the economy (with the state, the market, and the household). The idea of the commons is more than just shared spaces - it is an alternative way of life that promotes connectivity, sustainability, and equality over consumption and development. We suggest that the reclamation of the commons is a key element in nurturing an economy of solidarity and reconciliation and restoring right relationships.
This resource for small group discussion is a colourful guide to Laudato Si’, bringing to life in photos, cartoons and stories this ground-breaking and challenging encyclical from Pope Francis.
On care for our common home: A dialogue guide for Laudato Si’ offers a way to engage in the dialogue the Pope is calling for. It comprises key quotes from the encyclical, exploration of the content and questions for groups to foster deeper engagement.
Written by William F. Ryan sj and Janet Somerville with Anne O'Brien gsic and Anne-Marie Jackson
Join us at the Mary Ward Centre on Monday, June 3rd to hear Dafer Kassis talk about the Alternative Tourism Group. Kassis is the Advocacy Officer of the Alternative Tourism Group-Study Center (ATG) in Beit Sahour, the West Bank, and Palestine.
Confronting the Dragon: Economic and Ecological Justice in Zambia - a talk by Fr Leonard Chiti, with Q&A and refreshments. Please RSVP.