(ANS - Lyon) - If the development of the critical spirit is at the center of the educational mission of school, it is, or ought to be, also central to and within families. How is interaction in the family, how does it take place? How does one give space to the words of one's children? And open their horizon? Here are some parents talking about the rules they have adopted.
(ANS - Heilbad Heiligenstadt) - On May 8th, the annual congress of the administrators of the Scandinavian religious congregations took place in Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany. The event was also attended by Br. Jean Paul Muller, Salesian Coadjutor, Economer General of the Congregation. His speech started from an analysis of today's society, in which most people feel vulnerable and marginalized.
(ANS – Bacolod) – It is really a challenge for everyone to live among people with different cultures and to learn to adjust to their culture. Yet, if one wants to relate well with people from a different culture, it is of paramount importance that he or she must, first of all, learn and understand their own culture before encountering a new culture. Learning to deal with different traditions, cultures and ways of thinking is a challenge that becomes increasingly more important every day for the Salesian Congregation, too. In the Asia-East region, significant initiatives have already been developed in this regard.
(ANS - Bailleul) - The Salesian Institute of the Immaculate Conception of Bailleul is carrying out a vast project in the current school year to support the initiatives of the solidarity association of "Les clowns de l'espoir" (Clowns of Hope), committed to bringing a smile to sick children. The 780 students of the institute have not only pledged to raise funds, but, as explained by the Dean, Prof. Isabelle Marcant, "the solidarity project would not have made sense if the young people had not been able to give joy."