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"How do we connect the economic power of large corporations with the resident and small businesses," asks Raymond Lamboy, President and CEO of the Latin American Development Association. "Locking arms and opening the lines of communication is the most powerful thing."[1:40]

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"For change to happen, it has to begin with us," says Allyza Umali, graduate of Rutgers University-Newark. "If we have a voice, then use it!" [16:00]  

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The papal encyclical, Laudato Si', provides a deeply coherent basis for understanding society, ecology and the environment. Enjoy key words and phrases below. 

Powerful phrases from Laudato Si'
The lessons of the global financial crisis have not been assimilated, and we are learning all too slowly the lessons of environmental deterioration." [109]  Read more

Word Counts 

  • economic/economy      81
  • wealth/wealthier           4

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