forward the Global Compact on Education, the Pope is not suggesting tangible
initiatives or plans, but three action points, where young people can have an
influence, may be deduced from his statements. These are: 1) Restoring a sense
of fraternity. 2) Restoring the education project, and 3) Building the
takes first place. Before being a moral duty or religious obligation,
fraternity is an element of sound anthropology that a young person is attracted
to, experiences spontaneously and wants to help to create.
the education project needs renewal since the current model is purely
intellectual, disconnected from reality and, in consequence, failing. That is
why the Global Compact on Education requires us to listen to young people,
taking their difficulties, criticism and suggestions seriously. It falls to
young people to discern with objectivity and depth - alongside their educators and
many other societal agents - which model of education should be implemented.
The third point for establishing the Global
Compact on Education is building “the education village.” The Pope presents
this as a network of open relationships that lead to a meeting of minds, to the
building of just and peaceful relationships, and to a spirit of hospitality and
dialogue between different social groups and religions. This means establishing
contact with many different social institutions and churches to raise their
awareness and help them to rally together to create a new social model based on
progress and social, political and economic development.