On the 18th, 19th and 20th of January 2024, the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences (FFCS) of the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) – Braga Regional Centre will open its doors for the 5th International Conference of Pedagogy - “Education and Culture of Peace: Memory, Truth and Forgiveness”, which intends to constitute a space for reflection and sharing of ideas and experiences capable of contributing to a deepening of the paths leading to a more peaceful and harmonious society.
The current situation, marked by strong military, social, religious, and political conflicts, as well as by a growing wave of migrants and refugees, requires a deep thought about the driving role of education for the understanding and good relations between individuals and peoples.
This dimension implies, at least, the three main vectors that constitute the main lines of this Conference: memory, truth, and forgiveness.
The Conference will feature keynote speeches by Laborinho Lúcio – "Direitos Humanos, Convivência e Caminho para a Paz " (January 19, 2024) –; and by Izaskun Sáez de la Fuente (University of Deusto) – "Contribuiciones de los Diálogos entre Historia y Memoria a la Reconciliación" (January 20, 2024).
The reflection will also be based on 3 panels (“The Duty of Memory”; “The Openness to the Truth”; “The Path of Forgiveness”) and multiple communications from national and international scholars in the areas of philosophy, theology, law, politics, etc.