Economy of Francesco imagines an inclusive, sustainable world

By Brian Roewe
National Catholic Reporter
November 20, 2020

What would a global economy that puts people and the planet first look like?

That's a central question more than 2,000 young economists and entrepreneurs from 120 countries are exploring this week at the Economy of Francesco, a three-day virtual conference centered in Assisi, Italy, and hosted by the Vatican at the invitation of Pope Francis.

The conference, which began Thursday, aims to formulate a new economic vision, one that deemphasizes growth and profit and prioritizes justice, equity and caring for the poor and the common planetary home.

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