Catholic University promotes V International Congress of Pedagogy in Braga

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The initiative, which will take place at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, aims to contribute to a more peaceful society.

Universidade Católica promove em Braga V Congresso Internacional de Pedagogia

On January 18, 19 and 20, the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences (FFCS) of the Portuguese Catholic University (UCP) - Braga Regional Centre will organize the 5th International Pedagogy Congress - "Education and Culture of Peace: Memory, Truth and Forgiveness". The initiative aims to provide a space for reflection, as well as for sharing ideas and experiences, which can contribute to deepening the paths leading to a more peaceful and harmonious society.

This congress will feature a speech by the Archbishop of Braga, José Cordeiro, on January 20, and plenary lectures by the judge counselor Laborinho Lúcio (January 18), Guilherme D'Oliveira Martins (January 19) and Izaskun Sáez de la Fuente, from the Universidad de Deus to (January 20).

Marked by strong military, social, religious and political conflicts, as well as a growing wave of migrants and refugees, the current situation calls for deep thinking about the driving role of education for understanding and good relations between people and peoples. This dimension implies at least the three major vectors that constitute the lines of force of this congress: memory, truth and forgiveness.

The congress is mainly aimed at academics and professionals, researchers and teachers, governmental and non-governmental organizations, civil society, educators and students, school managers and directors and anyone interested in the theme of Education and Culture of Peace.

Plenary conferences

Laborinho Lúcio's plenary lecture on "Human Rights, Coexistence and the Road to Peace" will take place tomorrow, January 18, while Guilherme D'Oliveira Martins, from the Clouste Gulbenkian Foundation, will speak on "School and Active Citizenship" on January 19. Finally, Izaskun Sáez de la Fuente (Universidad de Deusto) will speak on "Contributions of Dialogues between History and Memory to Reconciliation", on January 20.

The reflection will be based on three panels ('The Duty of Memory'; 'Openness to Truth'; 'The Path of Forgiveness') and multiple papers by national and international authors from the fields of philosophy, theology, law and politics, among others.

D. José Cordeiro takes part in panel on the road to forgiveness

The congress will be divided into three plenary panels: "Education and Culture of Peace: the duty of remembrance"; "Education and Culture of Peace: openness to the truth" and "Education and Culture of Peace: the path of forgiveness".

The Archbishop of Braga, José Cordeiro, will be one of the distinguished speakers at the 5th International Congress of Pedagogy, taking part in panel 3. Education and Culture of Peace: The Path of Forgiveness, which will take place on the last day of the congress, January 20.

On the last day, Florita Telo (Catholic University of Angola) and General João Vieira Borges will speak. On the first day of the event, January 18, there will be a panel entitled "Education and Culture of Peace: The Duty of Remembrance", with interventions by Alicia Cabezudo (University of Rosario, Argentina); Gonçalo Castro Fonseca (Centro de S. Cirilo); Pedro Neto (AI-PT) and Vanessa Cavalcanti (UFBA).

On the second day, January 19, the panel entitled "Education and Culture of Peace: Opening up to the Truth" will feature speakers Maria Emanuel Almeida (Open University); Pedro Patto (National Commission for Justice and Peace) and Rosa Monteiro (UC).