domenica 11 settembre 2016

University: KNOWLEDGE AND MERCY - ROME'S CHARTER 2016 - DIE CHARTA VON ROM - CARTA DE ROMA - LA CHARTE DE ROME - CARTA DI ROMA - Instrumentum Laboris

ROME's CHARTER 2016
  IN ROME THE JUBILEE OF UNIVERSITIES, 
AND OF RESEARCH CENTRES
“Knowledge, Erudition and Education” 

   The “Science of Education”, session of the International Symposium for University teachers, aims at thinking in an interdisciplinary way over the themes of Knowledge, wisdom and education, in the years of instrumental rationality, of technological development, of mass media and globalization, in which the above mentioned issues have become particularly complex.  
       Education in fact seems to face those peculiar aspects unknown even in a recent past: the teenagers’ open-mindedness towards contingency, variety of experiences and of new social relations made possible by the new media. Basically young people tend to educate themselves and to build their own identity through a “mosaic of behaviours”, using a new experiential flexibility and different communicative opportunities. On the other hand a “light socialization” is produced and there is a certain difficulty in defining in a unitary sense one’s own biography. 
     For this reason the idea of formation in the contemporary society shouldn’t be separated from those of knowledge and learning, because in the educational process you cannot give importance only to the transfer of notions, of data, of rules and of a “cold” teaching. 
     In the post modern era, University cannot be anchored to a reductionist, utilitarian vision of knowledge and be limited to a simple formal logic, but it should be the place of information and education where it is possible to ask a question “ on man’s truth” on the relation between ideals and utilities, between a general sense of knowledge and specialization, a place in which we can pursue, as Pope Francesco stated, “knowledge in the deepest sense of the word”. 
Representing UMEC-WUCT took part, the secretary general, Giovanni Perrone

THE FINAL DOCUMENT:

CONOSCENZA E MISERICORDIA
la terza missione dell'università
“Conoscenza, sapienza e formazione” 
     La Sessione “Scienze educative” del Simposio Internazionale dei Docenti Universitari (al quale hanno partecipato oltre mille rettori e docenti provenienti da tutto il mondo) è stata una significativa occasione per riflettere interdisciplinarmente sui temi della Conoscenza, sapienza e formazione, negli anni delle razionalità strumentale, dello sviluppo tecnologico, mass mediatico e della globalizzazione, nei quali tali questioni sono diventate particolarmente complesse. 
    Infatti, l’educazione sembra misurarsi con aspetti singolari ed inediti rispetto anche al passato prossimo, a cominciare da un’apertura degli adolescenti alla contingenza, alla molteplicità di esperienze e di nuove relazioni sociali rese possibili dai new media. In sostanza, il giovane tende a formarsi e a costruire la propria identità all’insegna di un “mosaico di comportamenti”, volgendo a proprio favore le nuove flessibilità esperienziali e opportunità comunicative: di contro, però, così si produce una “socializzazione leggera” e una certa difficoltà a definire un senso unitario della propria biografia. 
     A maggior ragione, l’idea di formazione, nella contemporaneità, non dovrebbe essere separata da quelle di conoscenza e di sapienza, perché non si può dare rilievo nel processo educativo solo al trasferimento di nozioni, di dati, di norme e di una “fredda” istruzione. 
    Nell’epoca postmoderna, l’Università non può essere ancorata a una visione riduzionistica, utilitaristica, della conoscenza e limitarsi soltanto ad una logica formale, ma dovrebbe essere lo spazio informativo e formativo in cui porsi la domanda “sulla verità dell’uomo”, sul rapporto tra idealità e utilità, tra senso generale del sapere e specializzazione, nel quale perseguire, come ha affermato Papa Francesco, “la sapienza nel senso più profondo del termine”.



MADRE TERESA DE CALCUTA y GANDHI

Madre Teresa 
de Calcuta
La santa 
de los pobres
 en la India 
de Gandhi

Sandra Chistolini *

La estricta celebración en latin dio el sentido de una distancia inusual a la estrella de la jornada dedicada no sólo a la elevación a la santidad, pero casi, aún más, para recordar a aquellos que han sido Madre Teresa por todo el mundo. Un testimonio de la misericordia encarnada en el ser humano, una prueba constante de amor, amor, amor, ahimsa, por los que sufren, para los desesperados, para los pobres. Ahimsa significa "amor" en el sentido práctico que Pablo atribuye a la palabra, "no violencia" en sánscrito.
       En la plaza de San Pedro el domingo 4 de septiembre, el año 2016 se sintió sola voz ejecutar a muchos idiomas: la santa de los pobres!
Recordarla como una gran mujer no es suficiente. Era mucho más y cuando en un momento me pasó a sentarme en el suelo, hablando con un reportero que hizo un viaje especial de Calcuta a permanecer allí en el calor del sol para pedir a todos los que no eran como él, por ella la Madre Teresa, no lo creia y no podía dejar de mencionar la presencia de la Madre Teresa en los libros de texto en Gran Bretaña, Bélgica, Alemania, Italia y yo no podía dejar de llevarme, durante unos minutos, el lugar del que pregunta. Precisamente en ese momento pensé en Gandhi, Ramakrishna, en Vivekanda, Aurobindo y pregunte si estas grandes almas no estaban básicamente unidas en la misma misión de salvación de la humanidad. Empujé alrededor de la casa de la Madre Teresa en Calcuta para ver cuántos estaban siguiendo de lejos eran cientos de miles y tal vez más.
El ejemplo de la Madre Teresa ha llegado a todo el mundo


MADRE TERESA DE CALCUTA

MADRE TERESA LA SANTA DEI POVERI

giovedì 1 settembre 2016

SHOW MERCY TO OUR COMMON HOME - Message of pope Francis - Mensaje del Santo Padre - Message du Pape François -Paus boodschap van Francis - Mensagem de sua Santidade - Przeslanie Ojca - اليوم العالميّ للصلاة من أجل العناية بالخليقة

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS
POPE FRANCIS
FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION
1 SEPTEMBER 2016

Show Mercy to our Common Home

       United with our Orthodox brothers and sisters, and with the support of other Churches and Christian communities, the Catholic Church today marks the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation”. This Day offers “individual believers and communities a fitting opportunity to reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live.” [1]
     It is most encouraging that concern for the future of our planet is shared by the Churches and Christian communities, together with other religions. Indeed, in past decades numerous efforts have been made by religious leaders and organizations to call public attention to the dangers of an irresponsible exploitation of our planet. Here I would mention Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople who, like his predecessor Patriarch Dimitrios, has long spoken out against the sin of harming creation and has drawn attention to the moral and spiritual crisis at the root of environmental problems. 
      In response to a growing concern for the integrity of creation, the Third European Ecumenical Assembly in Sibiu in 2007 proposed celebrating a “Time for Creation” during the five weeks between 1 September (the Orthodox commemoration of God’s creation) and 4 October (the commemoration of Francis of Assisi in the Catholic Church and some other Western traditions). This initiative, supported by the World Council of Churches, has since inspired many ecumenical activities in different parts of the world. 
     It is also encouraging that throughout the world similar initiatives promoting environmental justice, concern for the poor and responsible social commitment have been bringing together people, especially young people, from diverse religious backgrounds. Christians or not, as people of faith and goodwill, we should be united in showing mercy to the earth as our common home and cherishing the world in which we live as a place for sharing and communion........











lunedì 29 agosto 2016

CCEE - CEC : TIME FOR CREATION - TEMPO PER LA CREAZIONE

Time for Creation – let’s Pray Together to Appreciate and Care for the Gift of Creation

Tempo per la Creazione - Preghiamo insieme per apprezzare e avere cura del dono della creazione
A common statement of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE), Conference of European Churches (CEC) and European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN)

St. Gallen/Geneva, August 29, 2016

Respect, appreciation and contemplation of Creation are the common concern of Christian Churches. The Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC), on the occasion of the Day for Creation, call for common prayers and to strengthen ecumenical work to care for Creation. 
According to the Gospel, responsibility for the environment can never be detached from responsibility for other human beings: for our neighbour, for the poor, or the forgotten, all in a true spirit of solidarity and love. Respecting Creation means not only protecting and safeguarding the earth, water and other parts of the natural world. It is at the same time expressing respect for human beings who share those gifts and bear responsibility for them. Therefore, together with all Christians, we endeavour joyfully to witness Jesus Christ, «for in Him were created all things in heaven and on earth» (Col. 1, 16).
We remember Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s thought that the most urgent problem besetting our Churches is the way in which we live our Christian life in the face of contemporary cultural and social challenges. This means we must relate to each other within the context of the world we all live in. This is an original definition of “oikos”, meaning “the house”. The “common house” we care for, is made up of both the natural world and of human relationships.....

TIME FOR CREATION

TEMPO PER LA CREAZIONE


giovedì 18 agosto 2016

GENDER DYSPHORIA IN CHILDREN - American College of Pediatricians: STOP INTERVENTIONS!

This Debate Concerns

 More than Science

FIRST DO NO ARM!
     
Gender dysphoria (GD) of childhood describes a psychological condition in which children experience a marked incongruence between their experienced gender and the gender associated with their biological sex. When this occurs in the pre-pubertal child, GD resolves in the vast majority of patients by late adolescence. 
    Currently there is a vigorous, albeit suppressed, debate among physicians, therapists, and academics regarding what is fast becoming the new treatment standard for GD in children. This new paradigm is rooted in the assumption that GD is innate, and involves pubertal suppression with gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists followed by the use of cross-sex hormones—a combination that results in the sterility of minors. 
      A review of the current literature suggests that this protocol is founded upon an unscientific gender ideology, lacks an evidence base, and violates the long-standing ethical principle of “First do no harm.” Gender Dysphoria in Children: This Debate Concerns More than Science.........


      Ethics alone demands an end to the use of pubertal suppression with GnRH agonists, cross-sex hormones, and sex reassignment surgeries in children and adolescents. 
      The College recommends an immediate cessation of these interventions, as well as an end to promoting gender ideology via school curricula and legislative policies
     Healthcare, school curricula and legislation must remain anchored to physical reality. 
     Scientific research should focus upon better understanding the psychological underpinnings of this disorder, optimal family and individual therapies, as well as delineating the differences among children who resolve with watchful waiting versus those who resolve with therapy and those who persist despite therapy.......



mercoledì 17 agosto 2016

CONGO: ECOLE DES VACANCES

CLOTURE DES PLAINES DES JEUX 2016




" Félicitations à tous les jeunes des plaines des jeux qui viennent de terminer leurs activités des vacances, c'est le moment de l'Ecole des Vacances pendant laquelle les salésiens ont la joie de donner donner leur temps pour accompagner les enfants. Merci à tous les dirigeants qui ont formé ces enfants, et félicitations pour l'innovation salésienne avec l'Oratoire Académique d'Imara.... Merci pour tout, soyez bénis! Nous vous attendons nombreux pour la prochaine édition 2017"
P.Albert Kabuge SdB



giovedì 11 agosto 2016

CONGO: ENVOI MISSIONNAIRE - YOUNG MISSIONARIES OF MERCY - JOVENES MISIONIEROS DE LA MISERICORDIA

ENVOI  MISSIONNAIRE  " Ce 09 Août 2016, les Jeunes Missionnaires ont été envoyé en mission par Mgr Pierre Pican, Evêque Émérite de Lisieux. Dans son homélie il a donné trois recommandations aux missionnaires: Ecoute de la Parole de Dieu, l'humilité et la disponibilité pour la mission. Il a remis à chaque missionnaire, le bracelet missionnaire 24h/24. Nous rendons grâce à Dieu pour ce camp missionnaire qui rassemble plus de 80 jeunes missionnaires qui sont en Mokambo, Terra et Mwenda. 

ACTION MISSIONNAIRE - MOKAMBO " Ce 10 Août 2016, les Missionnaires sont allés dans le village de Kilata pour exprimer leur proximité missionnaire en travaillant champ et ils ont chaulé la chapelle de ce village. C'était une joie pour nous tous de passer un très bon moment avec le peuple de ce lieu. Que Dieu bénisse les jeunes volontaires missionnaires. Merci à tous pour ce soutien.

MISÉRICORDE - HUMANISME MISSIONNAIRE " Les Jeunes missionnaires ont vécu leur volontariat ce 11 Août 2016 à Terra, ils ont reçu la formation missionnaire avec le Père Paulin et après ils ont chaulé l'école et ils ont exprimé leur proximité missionnaire en étant avec les enfants de Terra par un geste de solidarité, d'animation, d'échange. Merci à Dieu d'avoir guidé ces jeunes qui ont cette grande joie de se donner pour leurs frères et soeurs. Que Dieu les protège dans leur vie. Merci à vous tous qui nous suivez de près ou de loin.


sabato 6 agosto 2016

EL DIVAN DE LA FELICIDAD - LE DIVAN BONHEUR - IL DIVANO DELLA FELICITA' -

MEMORIA, CORAJE Y ESPERANZA PARA EL FUTURO


Julio ha finalizado con el encuentro de jóvenes en Cracovia por la Jornada mundial de la Juventud.
Los discursos y las acciones del Papa Francisco eran, como siempre, llena de sentido y estímulos. Silencio y las palabras fuertes y orientada hacia el futuro, no sólo para los dos millones de jóvenes de todo el mundo, pero también para aquellos que tienen responsabilidades políticas, pastorales, educativos, y para la gente común.
     El Pontífice incluye también las dificultades considerables que las generaciones más jóvenes se reúnen hoy para una plena realización, un trabajo decente, una vida en unos entornos positivos y adultos significativos. 
    Muchos problemas desorientan y paralizar están invitados a convertirse en protagonistas del futuro, por no "confundir la felicidad con el sofá." Se cree, dice el joven y, a veces les llevó a huir de hambre o de alienación. Muy a menudo se anima a atreverse a volar alto. Ante buscando la felicidad fácil y efímera, que consumen y consumen al mismo tiempo, el Papa joven, "que para ser felices necesitamos un buen sofá para ayudarnos a ser cómodo, tranquilo, bien seguro." 
      Un sofá ", como las que existen en este momento, moderno, con masajes a dormir incluido, lo cual nos aseguramos de acallar horas para moverse en el mundo de los videojuegos y pasar horas frente a la computadora." Un sofá "contra todos los tipos de......








venerdì 5 agosto 2016

PHILIPPINES: Conference 2016 at the University of Santo Tomas(UST) , Manila, on August 10, 2016,



"The Professional 

and Personal 

Virtues of a Teacher"

Dear All,
This is to share with you all and for the UMEC Newsletter that the Catholic Teachers' Guild of the Philippines (CTGP)will be holding its Annual Conference 2016 at the University of Santo Tomas(UST) , Manila, Philippines on August 10, 2016, Wednesday.
The theme follows UMEC-WUCT's : "The Professional and Personal Virtues of a Teacher"

The Eucharistic Celebration at 8:30 am will be presided over by Rev. Fr. Jesus M. Miranda, Jr,.OP, Regent of UST College of Education.
The Rev. Fr. Louie R. Coronel, OP, Director of UST Social Media and Professor, UST Ecclesiastical Faculties, will deliver the Keynote Address.
An Open Forum will be initiated by Panelists: Dr. Evelyn Songco, President, UST Education Alumni Foundation, Inc.;
Prof. Richard Pazcoguin, OP, Asst. Director, UST Campus Ministry; and, Ms. Petronila Garcia, Retired District Supervisor of City Schools.
Some 200 delegates come from City schools, provincial academies, alumni educators , guidance counselors; psychologists, elementary and high school teachers.

Raffle prizes shall be given out during break.

Dr. Belen L. Tangco , CTGP National President delivers the Welcome and Opening Address. It covers updates on the UMEC-WUCT.
Dr. Tangco shall invite Education Alumni Foundation to be on board at UMEC. This Association includes thousands of graduates in the country and other parts of the world.

PAKISTAN: INTOLERANCE IN TEXTBOOKS

PAKISTAN

For Justice and Peace, textbooks are full of intolerance and hatred towards non-Muslims

Kamran Chaudhry

The Episcopal Commission presents a comprehensive study on violent content in curriculum. Many references to hatred and intolerance fuel an atmosphere of violence, religious fanaticism and extremism. Over the years, textbooks have been cleansed of references to non-Muslim heroes, whilst “weapon-wielding warriors” have been chosen as heroes.
Lahore (AsiaNews) – State-approved textbooks and curricula are full of references that incite hatred and intolerance against non-Muslims, this according to a study released yesterday in Lahore by the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) of Pakistan.
“This is not only about religious minorities but a national issue,” said NCJP executive director Cecil Shane Chaudhry. “It is a red flag for the government, which must ask the Church to promote the role of minorities in creating and defending the country."
According to the 40-page study, government-approved curricula used in the country’s four provinces are responsible for the rise in mass violence, religious fanaticism and extremism.
It examines the effects .....


                      PAKISTAN - intolerance in textbooks

PAKISTAN - violenza nei testi scolastici