Collection "Fari Educativi"

The world change and the education, to be sustainable, must change. But in which direction should educational and social institutions be directed?
And in which one our personal commitment as parents, educators, students?

To these questions the Gravissimum Educationis Foundation tries to answer in the collection «Fari Educativi» (Educational Beacons), published by the Libreria Editrice Vaticana.
In the different publications, the reader will find an unity of interests – the Education - and the thematic and scientific variety ensured by the involvement of experts with different cultural and disciplinary backgrounds. Time to time, they will shed new light on the contribution that the education can give to the great social challenges: democracy, human mobility, hunger and malnutrition, recent technologies ...
The hope is that, with a humanistic and Christian vision, the series will increase the interest, the debate, the involvement for an ambitious and collective educational alliance.

The books of the series are available on the Libreria Editrice Vaticana website.

Book 1 - "Young People’s Reality. Educational Challenges"

by Rosa Aparicio Gómez, Jorge Baeza Correa
This publication analyzes the results of the survey «Young people and the choices», realized on the occasion of the Synod of Bishops dedicated to the topic «Young people, faith and vocational discernment» on a sample of 16,773 students, representative of the most diverse cultures and religions in the five continents. The recent and accurate results of the study constitute a starting point for rethinking educational and youth policies at local, regional, national and international level.

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Book 2 - "Costruire la democrazia. Prospettive educative e cristianesimo"

by Alberto Lo Presti
Democratic thinking and the political-institutional forms of democracy arose in a time and contexts that no longer exist. The modern democracies are called to deal with this distance and to reorganize themselves to reply to change. To this process the Gravissimum Educationis Foundation contributes with the project «Democracy: an educational urgency». This book contains the reflections developed in the first phase of the research, where the deepening of the different theoretical dimensions, although not exhaustive, already allows us to look afield, opening up new views.

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Book 3 - "La libertà di religione in un contesto pluriculturale"

by A. Santini and M. Spatti

The right to freedom of religion, recognized as fundamental in all instruments guaranteeing human rights, is increasingly an object of attention in contemporary pluricultural societies. Consequently, the practice of national authorities and international institutions dealing with this has increased over time. The book aims to promote knowledge of these laws and the reflection about them, taking into particular consideration the international and European Union's legal systems, as both are an essential point of reference for the policy of the States on the matter.

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