Scholas Chairs Program

5th International Scholas Chairs Congress
Building cooperation networks for fraternal humanism (EUS, 24)

Fordham University, New York, USA

June 2nd – 4th, 2019


“Education to fraternal humanism develops cooperation networks in the various fields of education, especially within academic education. Firstly, it calls for educators to take a reasonable approach to collaboration. In particular, one must prefer joint efforts of the teaching staff in preparing their formation programmes, as well as cooperation among students as regards learning methods and formation scenarios. Moreover, as living cells of fraternal humanism, interconnected by an educational pact and intergenerational ethics, solidarity between teachers and learners must be ever more inclusive, plural and democratic” (Educating to Fraternal Humanism, 6.25)


Objectives of the Congress:

Scholas Chairs Congress aims at gathering researchers and academic members of Scholas Chairs program with religious, diplomatic and government authorities, to generate opportunities of cooperation and learning, considering education as a means for social change. The final objective of these lectures is to promote a concrete cooperation regarding successful experiences and study cases that can be considered as models for its implementation in diverse environments.


Topics for the 2019 Congress:

Topic 1: Educating for Fraternal Humanism: Innovative education

Topic 2: Laudato Si’ – Social ecology: environmental and social sustainability

Topic 3: Assisi – Interreligious and intercultural dialogue for sustainable peace

These three topics emerge from matching the issues that the youth of diverse Scholas Citizenship editions chose as more important in different countries with the most important issues shown by Pope Francis in his Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 of the United Nations.



Fordham University

Lincoln Center Campus
113 W 60th Street
New York, NY 10023



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