Archive for November 19th, 2011

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Benedict XVI is visiting Benin, a West African nation of eight million, Nov. 18-20.

The pontiff was greeted this afternoon at the airport in the national capital of Cotonou by Benin’s president, Thomas Boni Yayi, a Muslim convert to Evangelical Christianity. In brief remarks to a crowd on hand, Benedict encouraged Africans not to fear modernity, but to avoid what he identified as some of its “pitfalls.”

Those pitfalls include, according to the pope:

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Good Ol’ ZU

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Econogenesis TM?

“Is it possible to move toward whole-places and local economies that are resilient, sustainable, and human-scaled, and which combine widely distributed property ownership with an overarching concern for the common good? These aims, which are informed by and cohere with Catholic Social Teaching (CST), are the goals of a new theoretical paradigm for placemaking and economic development that my business partner and I term Econogenesis  ─ literally, the creation of an economic environment.”

It sounds like a nice concept, but what the heck is that “TM” after the name of the thing?

More: http://vox-nova.com/2011/11/18/econogenesis-catholic-placemaking/

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