The role of education in raising families out of poverty
- “A poor person, once removed from a secure family environment, is doubly vulnerable to abandonment and possible harm.” (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia 242)
- “The task of education is to make us sense that the world and society are also our home; it trains us how to live together in this greater home.” (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia 276)
- “Education of children is a ‘most serious duty’ and at the same time a ‘primary right’ of parents.” (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia 84)
The educational mission of families will be explored during the WMOF2018 Pastoral Congress, where the role and rights of parents in education will be discussed, as well as the relationship between education and the welfare of the families, economy, poverty and homelessness, among other topics.
Wednesday 22nd August:
Main Arena Keynote Speaker, Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland and President of the Irish Bishops' Conference, ‘The welfare of the family is decisive for the future of the world’.
Business Breakfast: Why family matters to the economy.
Workshop 2: The Family: A Resource for Society.
Workshop 4: No room at the inn: a Christian response to homelessness.
Friday 24th August:
Workshop 4: The role and rights of parents in Catholic education.
Visit the Pastoral Congress Page for more information on these workshops and full programme.