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Fraternity, a challenge for our time
From Monday 24 July 2017
To Sunday 30 July 2017
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European history and topicality have inspired us to the topic of this meeting: “Fraternity, a challenge for our time”. Fraternity, advertised by the French Republican motto, is a humanist principle. It is a keystone of Christian faith as well.


We will explore what this concept covers in various dimensions:

from a theological point of view first of all: What does fraternity mean in Christian philosophy? How does the Church, how do we live it concretely today?

from a sociological and (in the noble sense of the term) political point of view: Fraternity has thus come to design the quality of the relations that connect the human beings with one another. The European society is actually confronted with a situation that concerns that principle.

One statement and discussion will bring to mind solidarity, the whole of economic, institutional as well as political mechanisms.

from a pedagogical point of view, with the consequences at school, in education: How to live together in a tormented time? How to make this principle live, which is associated with the one of solidarity? How to transmit these Christian and in a wider sense humanist values (in a secular society)? Is fraternity the imaginary and symbolical dimension of solidarity?


Contributions: Education to fraternity: Français - Anglais

Study session organized by Siesc

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Location Vichy (France)
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