Since it began its mission at the international level in 2013, Scholas Occurrentes has been creating spaces for young people and educators to meet in various communities around the world.
These experiences of listening, of creation and of celebration transcended the frontiers of prejudices, of geographies and cultures and created bonds of fraternity between people who could believe that they had nothing in common. If every meeting we have with Pope Francis brings lights that point the way to building a Culture of Encounter, the encyclical letter Fratelli Tutti treasures orientations, advice and shared dreams that we educators throughout the world will have to administer as the father of the family who brings out of his reserves both new and old things (Mt 13,52).
But because the different perspectives are those that enrich the dialogue, we have asked educators from various disciplines, geographies, and cultures to share with us their first impressions of Fratelli Tutti’s reading and to tell us what they think this encyclical brings to the vocation and the profession of education.
We hope that these views on the message of Pope Francis will pave the way for many educators to approach the text and encourage them to join in the construction of these shared dreams to learn together to be brothers and sisters.
Scholas Chairs Team
View the Dossier Fratelli Tutti here.