An invitation to educators from Pope Francis

On the 12th of September 2019, Pope Francis launched the Global Compact on Education.

“In my Encyclical Laudato Si’, I invited everyone to cooperate in caring for our common home and to confront together the challenges that we face. Now, a few years later, I renew my invitation to dialogue on how we are shaping the future of our planet and the need to employ the talents of all, since all change requires an educational process aimed at developing a new universal solidarity and a more welcoming society.

To this end, I wish to endorse a global event, to take place on 14 May 2020 on the theme Reinventing the Global Compact on Education. This meeting will rekindle our dedication for and with young people, renewing our passion for a more open and inclusive education, including patient listening, constructive dialogue and better mutual understanding. Never before has there been such need to unite our efforts in a broad educational alliance, to form mature individuals capable of overcoming division and antagonism, and to restore the fabric of relationships for the sake of a more fraternal humanity.”

Click here to read the Pope’s message,
wherein he identifies three aspects of the COURAGE that we need
as we take steps towards the “educational village” he invites us to create together:
  1. courage to place the human person at the center
  2. courage to capitalize on our best energies, creatively and responsibly
  3. courage to train individuals who are ready to offer themselves in service to the community.
 

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