Latin America - CPAL is committed to the Global Education Pact

The Conference of Jesuit Provincials of Latin America and the Caribbean – CPAL, joins Pope Francis’ call to sign the Global Educational Pact (PEG). An initiative that was born on September 12, 2019 and corresponds to the concern, also expressed five years ago in the Encyclical Laudato Si, about the future of this planet. “I renew the invitation to dialogue on how we are building the future of the planet and on the need to invest the talents of all, because each change requires an educational path that will mature a new universal solidarity and a more welcoming society.” 

The PEG was officially launched on October 15, where, again, the Pope made an unreleased call to sign this commitment, which from CPAL we assume with heart, courage and as an inspiration to continue working on one of our apostolic and missionary horizons: The Universal Right to Quality Education (DUEC). The Pope recognizes in education the way to reverse the current crisis and promote change. She has transformative power and brings us hope; invites co-sharing and transformation. It is one of the most effective ways to humanize the world and history. It is proposed as the natural antidote to individualistic culture. It is a matter of love and responsibility passed down between generations.

The invitation is broad and goes beyond the borders of the Catholic or Christian world by addressing all humanity: “We appeal in a particular way to men and women of culture, of science and sport, to artists, to media operators, in all parts of the world, so that they too may sign this pact and, with their witness and work, become promoters of the values of care, peace, justice, kindness, beauty, acceptance of the other and fraternity”. Read more…