mercoledì 18 gennaio 2017

Pope: Christians are not 'parked' but rather courageous

Parked Christians look only at themselves, they are selfish

Be courageous Christians, anchored in hope and capable of enduring dark moments. This was the forceful invitation of Pope Francis at the morning Mass on Tuesday at the Casa Santa Marta. Lazy Christians, on the other hand, are stationary, the Pope said, and for them, the Church is a good parking spot.
The life of a Christian is a “courageous life,” Pope Francis said in his homily, which he based on the reading from the Letter to the Hebrews. The zeal spoken of in the reading, the courage to go forward, ought to be our attitude toward life, like the attitude of those who train for victory in the arena. But the Letter also speaks of the laziness that is the opposite of courage. “Living in the fridge,” the Pope summarized, “so that everything stays the same”:  “Lazy Christians, Christians who do not have the will to go forward, Christians who don’t fight to make things change, new things, the things that would do good for everyone, if these things would change. They are lazy, “parked” Christians: they have found in the Church a good place to park. And when I say Christians, I’m talking about laity, priests ..........
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martedì 17 gennaio 2017

CONGO - FETE DE DON BOSCO

DON BOSCO DES JEUNES A LUBUMBASHI

      Le 15 Janvier 2017, plus de 650  jeunes du MSJ ont célébré la fête de Don Bosco à Imara, la soeur Odile a tenu la conférence sous le thème: " Jeunes, avec Don Bosco vivons la Miséricorde Divine dans nos familles." la messe a été présidée par le P. Pierre. 
    Merci à tous les jeunes qui ont répondu à cette rencontre qui nous invite à imiter notre fondateur, homme qui a exprimé la miséricorde de Dieu en s'occupant des jeunes.
                                                                              Père Abert Kabuge

domenica 15 gennaio 2017

CHILD MIGRANTS THE VULNERABLE AND THE VOICELESS [ AR - DE - EN - ES - FR - IT - PL - PT ]

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
FOR THE WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2017

[15 January 2017]
“Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless”


Dear Brothers and Sisters,
       “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me” (Mk 9:37; cf. Mt 18:5; Lk 9:48; Jn 13:20). With these words, the Evangelists remind the Christian community of Jesus’ teaching, which both inspires and challenges.           This phrase traces the sure path which leads to God; it begins with the smallest and, through the grace of our Saviour, it grows into the practice of welcoming others. To be welcoming is a necessary condition for making this journey a concrete reality: God made himself one of us. 
     In Jesus God became a child, and the openness of faith to God, which nourishes hope, is expressed in loving proximity to the smallest and the weakest. Charity, faith and hope are all actively present in the spiritual and corporal works of mercy, as we have rediscovered during the recent Extraordinary Jubilee.
     But the Evangelists reflect also on the responsibility of the one who works against mercy: “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin: it is better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and be drowned in the depth of the sea” (Mt 18:6; cf. Mk 9:42; Lk 17:2). How can we ignore this severe warning when we see the exploitation carried out by unscrupulous people? Such exploitation harms young girls and boys who are led into prostitution or into the mire of pornography; who are enslaved as child labourers or soldiers; who are caught up in drug trafficking and other forms of criminality; who are forced to flee from conflict and persecution, risking isolation and abandonment.
    For this reason, on the occasion of the annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees, I feel compelled to draw attention to the reality of child migrants, especially the ones who are alone. ......

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sabato 14 gennaio 2017

Pope Francis: MY DEAR YOUNG PEOPLE - DE - EN - ES - FR - IT - PT

LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
TO YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE OCCASION OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE 
PREPARATORY DOCUMENT
OF THE 15th ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS

My Dear Young People,
      I am pleased to announce that in October 2018 a Synod of Bishops will take place to treat the topic: “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.” I wanted you to be the centre of attention, because you are in my heart. Today, the Preparatory Document is being presented, a document which I am also entrusting to you as your “compass” on this synodal journey.
I am reminded of the words which God spoke to Abraham: “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you.” (Gen 12.1). These words are now also addressed to you. They are words of a Father who invites you to “go”, to set out towards a future which is unknown but one which will surely lead to fulfilment, a future towards which He Himself accompanies you. I invite you to hear God's voice resounding in your heart through the breath of the Holy Spirit.
     When God said to Abram, “Go!”, what did he want to say? He certainly did not say to distance himself from his family or withdraw from the world. Abram received a compelling invitation, a challenge, to leave everything and go to a new land. What is this “new land” for us today, if not a more just and friendly society which you, young people, deeply desire and wish to build to the very ends of the earth?
      But unfortunately, today, “Go!” also has a different meaning, namely, that of abuse of power, injustice and war. Many among you are subjected to the real threat of violence and forced to flee their native land. Their cry goes up to God, like that of Israel, when the people were enslaved and oppressed by Pharaoh (cf. Ex 2:23).
I would also remind you of the words that Jesus once said to the disciples who asked him: ......

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martedì 10 gennaio 2017

Décès du sociologue et philosophe Zygmunt Bauman

Zygmunt Bauman : disparition d’un grand humaniste engagé dans le dialogue entre croyants et non-croyants sur la frontière du vivre-ensemble et de la paix

Le sociologue et philosophe polono-britannique Zygmunt Bauman, connu notamment pour le concept de "société fluide", est décédé à l'âge de 91 ans dans sa maison à Leeds, ont indiqué lundi soir les médias polonais.
Selon sa compagne Aleksandra Kania, citée par le quotidien polonais Gazeta Wyborcza, Zygmunt Bauman est mort dans sa maison à Leeds en Grande Bretagne "entouré de sa plus proche famille".
Né dans une famille juive polonaise en 1925 à Poznan dans l'ouest de la Pologne, M. Bauman consacrait ses travaux à la modernité et aux sociétés contemporaines.
Communiste convaincu pendant et après la Seconde guerre mondiale, il a été collaborateur dans les années 1945-1953 des services du renseignement militaire communiste. Son dossier se trouve à l'Institut de la mémoire nationale (IPN), organisme chargé de poursuivre les crimes nazis et communistes.
En 1954, il commence a enseigner la philosophie et la sociologie à l'Université de Varsovie avant de quitter la Pologne pour Israël en 1968 en raison de la vague d’antisémitisme orchestrée par le pouvoir communiste.
Après s'être installé en Grande Bretagne en 1971, il enseigne jusqu'à sa retraite en 1990 à l'Université de Leeds, dont il était devenu professeur émérite.
Marxiste à ses débuts, Zygmunt Bauman est devenu un des plus importants représentants du postmodernisme. Vers la fin des années 1980, il a forgé le concept de 'la société fluide' consumériste où tout, y compris l'individu est l'objet de consommation.
Lauréats de plusieurs prix internationaux, dont le prix européen Nagrodę Amalfi et le prestigieux prix Theodor W. Adorno, il est auteur d'une quarantaine d'ouvrages, traduits dans une quinzaine de langues, dont "La vie liquide", "L'amour liquide", "Le coût humain de la mondialisation".

Dans son dernier ouvrage "L'étranger à notre porte", publié en 2016, il analyse le discours politique et des médias autour de la crise migratoire.

lunedì 9 gennaio 2017

EDUCACION HUMANITARIA


Quizá nunca has oído hablar de la educación humanitaria, una innovadora metodología pedagógica que trabaja integrando los derechos humanos, la protección medioambiental y los derechos de los animales, evidenciando las relaciones entre los tres elementos y la imposibilidad de trabajar uno sin el otro. ¡Te contamos más en este artículo!

¿Cómo trabajar la paz y la tolerancia si solo lo hacemos desde una perspectiva muy concreta que tiene una visión parcial? Ya hemos podido comprobar que la violencia nunca viene sola, los primeros estudios que relacionan el maltrato hacia los animales con otras formas de violencia datan de 1961. Desde entonces, se ha documentado ya en multitud de ocasiones que la presencia o ejecución de maltrato animal está estrechamente relacionada con formas de violencia hacia los seres humanos.

Precisamente, el propósito de la educación humanitaria es el de fomentar que nuestras relaciones con la naturaleza, el resto de animales y nosotros mismos sean enriquecedoras, solidarias y positivas. Se trata de ampliar la mirada, y de trabajar la educación en valores desde una perspectiva global, que incluya a todos los habitantes de nuestro planeta, desde la coherencia ética de reconocer la misma capacidad de sufrir y de experimentar dolor en todos los seres sintientes.

¿Qué objetivos tiene la educación humanitaria?

Partiendo de la relación entre el medio ambiente y todos los individuos que vivimos en él, la educación humanitaria se plantea objetivos que implican la educación en valores, pero de una manera amplia y globalizadora. Podemos destacar los siguientes:
1         Facilitar a alumnos y alumnas una base para que puedan formar decisiones éticas y coherentes, que permita a los estudiantes determinar si un comportamiento es adecuado teniendo en cuenta el sufrimiento que éste provoca, sin importar quién sea el individuo que lo padezca (humano o no).
2        Reducir la violencia y los conflictos entre el alumnado, desde el respeto tanto a la vida propia como a la ajena.
3        Fomentar el espíritu crítico, haciendo que los estudiantes se planteen preguntas sobre sus propias acciones y entiendan las consecuencias de sus decisiones individuales para el entorno natural y el resto de individuos que en él habitan.
4        Crear una cultura de cuidado y compasión mediante el estímulo del desarrollo moral de las personas, para avanzar hacia una sociedad responsable y justa.
5        Reivindicar el valor primordial de la vida, promoviendo el desarrollo de actitudes positivas y de cuidado hacia los animales, las personas, y el entorno natural.

Algunos documentos interesantes que no te puedes perder

·        Entrevista a Gerard Corriols: Hace algunos meses tuvimos la suerte de entrevistar a este pedagogo y educador social que nos introdujo a este método de innovación pedagógica y nos explicó algunas experiencias que ya se están llevando a cabo en la actualidad aplicando la educación humanitaria.
·        Breve guía sobre educación humanitaria, de Robert S. E. Caine: Se trata de un documento conciso, pero de gran claridad, en el que el autor plantea varias propuestas para integrar los valores humanitarios en los currículos. ¡Incluye incluso 3 ejemplos de actividades para que puedas ir comenzando!
·        Recursos educativos para trabajar en el aula: Una completísima guía con 40 actividades para trabajar con estudiantes de diferentes edades, desde los 6 a los 16 años, y que incluye las fichas imprimibles necesarias para cada propuesta. El documento está en inglés.

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martedì 3 gennaio 2017

WIM STOOP has returned to the Father's House

Wim Stoop 
(6 July 1935- 30 December 2016)

It is with tremendous regret and sadness that we have to announce the unexpected death of Wim Stoop.
Wim was a much respected member of the Dutch Christian Teachers Union (CNV Onderwijs), and as a much cherished member of the Catholic Alliance (KatholiekVerband) for many years a staunch supporter of the WUCT/ UMEC.
For many years he attended the annual meetings, wrote many interventions and actively supported many activities of the WUCT, including setting up the new website.

Wim Stoop will be sorely missed and we pray that the Lord may keep him in his eternal Light. May he rest in peace. We wish his family much strength.

Elizabeth Boddens Hosang, CNV Onderwijs the Netherlands

UMEC-WUCT thank Wim for his generous commitment to the school and the association, pray for him, condole with the family, and CNV Onderwijs.



lunedì 2 gennaio 2017

Congo: NOELLE ENSEMBLE - HEUREUSE ANNEE 2017

Avec le Mouvement Salésien des Jeunes nous vous souhaitons joyeux Noël et heureuse année 2017.
 Merci à tous pour ce que vous avez fait pour nous.



domenica 1 gennaio 2017

2017 - BONHEUR ET PAIX

2017 -  Éclosion de  bonheur et  de  paix

Chante les merveilles de   la création
De  son auteur contemple la splendeur
Les fleurs exhalent les plus subtiles odeurs
Les  oiseaux s’envolent  d’adoration

Sois fort et prends ton courage à deux mains
Engage  le combat pour le bonheur
Plus jamais n’arrivera le  malheur
Cours la destinée du vrai lendemain

De ton  cœur jaillissent   paix  et  santé
De tes mains surgissent joies   infinies
Cours la fraternité à jamais  définie
Embrase d’amour le monde enchanté.
                                                                                                                
Père  Pascal  AKABASSI


Ce  poème  est  dédié  à  tous les  enseignants  du  monde  entier pour  leur  souhaiter  les meilleurs  vœux  d'une  heureuse  et  sainte  année 2017.