International Catholic Journal of Education



Justice and mercy as a value of the education and pedagogy of mercy

Marian Nowak

What is the justice? What is the mercy? – as values of the human existence? What do they mark for education and pedagogy? What does it mean to be a just person? What does it mean to be a merciful person?

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La Misericord est-elle injuste?

Carlo Nanni

La miséricorde – outre que une importance pratique – a aussi un profond sens culturel et anthropologique, que l’école est appelée à approfondir et développer.
Mais à ce propos il y a trois questions, qui sont à surmonter:
(1) la miséricorde est contraire à la mentalité commune d’entendre la justice (voir a propos de la parabole du père miséricordieux, des ouvrier de la dernière heure, du soleil pour tous, du larron crucifié…..)?
(2) Les œuvres de la miséricorde, sont-elles un «amortisseur» social?
(3) L’action miséricordieuse favorise la passivité, l’inaction d’entreprise, le non affrontement des problèmes?
Et donc, quoi faire au niveau de l’éducation?

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Listening to others: Pope Francis

Henry Wansbrough

In all this it was clear that the Roman Catholic Church was taking its first, tentative and inexperienced steps in directions which were entirely familiar to the Churches of the Reformation and especially those of the Anglican Communion. In the Anglican Communion the exact polity varies from province to province, but the principle is well-established that the pattern is synodical, that is, discussion begins on the level of a synod, composed of three houses, those of laity, clergy and bishops, …

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Narratives of Openness: International Students’ Experiences in a British Ecumenical University and its City

Bignold, Wendy | Liverpool Hope, England

Liverpool Hope University prides itself on being a strong community which values students and staff from different places, locally, nationally and internationally. This paper tells the stories of international students and alumni, a significant part of the community, and explores their lived experiences. It does this through narrative accounts written by the students and in doing so gives them a voice which enables us to experience the openness they feel towards them, or a closed attitude, from those they meet in the University and its city.

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