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Friday, 11 March 2016 08:59

RSCJ brings popular education to the United Nations

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coloured pencils educThe Society of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) has written its first intervention to the Commission for Social Development of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

The statement, Ch​ildren as Agents of Social Transformation for a Sustainable Future, addressed the popular education process which has been successfully applied by RSCJ in Latin America for many years in both informal and formal educational settings.

"Knowing that the theme of the session in February 2016 will be Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world, the popular education process, which is characterized by equity, respect, solidarity and the common good, seemed a good starting point to bring our RSCJ experience and analysis to the international policy table in New York," wrote the authors Imma de Stefanis, rscj, Ph.D. Reyna Gonzalez, rscj and Cecile Meijer, rscj.

The statement was prepared for the 54th Session of the UN Commission for Social Develoment and was jointly presented with the Medical Mission Sisters.

Click here to know more about the statement and how they crafted the intervention.

Read the Statement "Ch​ildren as Agents of Social Transformation for a Sustainable Future."

This news report was first highlighted in the March 2015 edition of the Sacred Heart Circle, the e-newsletter of the Society of the Sacred Heart Australia and New Zealand.