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Towards a global education pact

David Fernández Alonso-October 7, 2020-Reading time: 2 minutes

On October 15 a worldwide event promoted by Pope Francis will take place on October 15. with the topic Rebuilding the global education pact. A meeting that aims to rekindle the commitment commitment for and with the young generations, renewing the passion for a more open and inclusive more open and inclusive education, capable of patient listening, constructive dialogue and mutual understanding. constructive dialogue and mutual understanding.

Faced with this call from the Pontiff, the International Catholic Education Office Catholic Education Office (OIEC), together with other agencies and organizations, has mobilized to to to collect the opinions of different people people from the world of educationof superiors general of religious institutions dedicated to education religious institutions dedicated to education and international experts, on how to overcome international experts, on what to do to overcome the difficulties and resistances, what to change in education in order to build a more human, fraternal, supportive and sustainable world, solidarity and sustainability, and how to focus on people and educate them integrally from within. educate them integrally from within.

Lights for the road

The result is shown in the new book Lights for the road. It has brought together projects and programs that show the way and evidence that it is possible to improve the right to education, build the culture of peace or weave solidarity or care for the Common House. "This participatory book has been created as a a space for meeting and dialogue, to shed light on the path towards a global educational pact. It is an open book, incomplete, which aims to inspire everyone, to infect you, to encourage you to share your visions, to dialogue, debate, search and work together, from any corner of the world."writes the Project Director of the International Office of Catholic Education, Consultant to the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education. Juan Antonio Ojeda Ortizin the introduction to the new volume.

In this line, he explains that "it is about building together an education of, with and for all. Education is everyone's business, because it affects affects them equally. Therefore, we must give a voice and decision-making capacity to each of the affected each of the affected parties, to generate together an educational project that does not exclude anyone but that does not exclude anyone, but includes everyone.".

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