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.
The Jesuit Forum is looking to hire a full-time program manager to work closely with the director in planning, coordinating, and carrying out programs.
Please see the attached for a full description. Applications are due on Monday, April 8.
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