• The Pope, the University, the Elderly and the Flood: Dimensions and Responses to Current Conflicts

    Author(s):
    André Francisco Pilon (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    Environmental Humanities
    Subject(s):
    Education--Study and teaching, Conflict management
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    educational cooperation, Environmental ethics, Educational studies, Conflict resolution, Environmental humanities
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/fznh-s557
    Abstract:
    Comparing the present time with those times in which God decided to extinguish corrupted humanity through the flood, Pope Francis recently recalled that, in those eras, there was still a just man on Earth and, therefore, God reconsidered his decision and helped Noah building an ark to save his creation. The pope added that Noah, due to his advanced age, would have gathered, in the eyes of God, enough wisdom to guide the survivors to follow better paths and, in this sense, he appealed to the elderly to follow the example of the patriarch and not to omit in the face of the catastrophes of today’s world.The point is that, in current times, “older” people could have been those who, when they were younger, in the vigor of years, not only omitted themselves, but agreed with the state of affairs that triggered the terrible political, economic, social, cultural and environmental “floods” of our time.
    Notes:
    Trying to integrate competitor parts depends on a new conceptual level, on the non-partition of knowledge; which is not the agglutination of parts, nor the sum of isolated efforts, but the construction of and convergence towards common objectives. The academy, besides training professionals to work in it, should prepare them to face the current political, economic, cultural and environmental challenges, with a critical vision and competence to act responsibly as agents of change.
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