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Global CitizenshipA Way of Proceeding: Whole School Approach

Why is Global Citizenship particularly relevant in Jesuit Education today?

The JESEDU-Rio2017 Action Statement provided the first global network-wide action guidelines. The Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus, 2019-2029, provide a lens to inspire our way of proceeding for the next ten years and an orientation through which we can continue our journey to becoming Global Citizens.

Both the JESEDU-Rio2017 Action Statement and the Universal Apostolic Preferences are different steps that are following the same path. As we look for practical ways to implement Global Citizenship education in our schools, we continue along this well-laid path.

UAPs 2019-2029

JESEDU-Rio2017 Action Statement

  1. To show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment.
  1. The Experience of God.
  1. To walk with the poor, the outcasts of the world, those whose dignity has been violated, in a mission of reconciliation and justice.
  1. Caring for Our Common Home: Reconciliation with God, Humanity and Creation.
  2. Sent in a Global Network.
  1. To accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future.
  1. Tradition and Innovation.
  1. To collaborate in the care of our Common Home.
  1. Caring for Our Common Home: Reconciliation with God, Humanity and Creation.

How can I deepen the Global Dimension in my School?

Here are some guiding questions to help you discern how to deepen this global dimension in your context.

In promoting responsible Global Citizenship, and in seeking the participation of young people to make this happen, the relevance and urgency of this initiative needs to be felt in all areas and across all levels of a school community. Global Citizenship education is not an additional program or a supplementary topic in the curriculum. Rather, it is a deeply-felt mandate that permeates the core values, curricula, and culture of the whole school community. In this sense, Global Citizenship should be seen and conceived as a constitutive dimension of the Jesuit holistic approach to education today.

Secretariat Global Taskforce Document
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