Inspired by the Document on Human Fraternity, in spring 2023 the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, together with the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity and the Muslim Council of Elders, piloted the Human Fraternity Dialogues, a unique platform for students from around the world to engage in meaningful conversations rooted in the principles laid out in the Document. The program assembled 109 students from around the globe, representing a vibrant spectrum of religious affiliations and cultural backgrounds. Driven by an imperative to unite people across religious, national, racial, and political lines, Georgetown University, the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, and the Muslim Council of Elders also co-hosted a one-day student conference centered on giving a voice to the next generation of global citizens. On September 19, 2022, undergraduate and graduate students gathered from 11 universities across the Washington, DC, area, representing 17 nations as well as diverse religious and cultural backgrounds.
Read more about "Building Interreligious Solidarity: A Global Student Conference."
Learn more about the Human Fraternity Dialogues.
During the spring 2023 semester, the International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU) completed a successful pilot of its Global Citizenship Curriculum Project. Inspired by Jesuit Superior General Rev. Arturo Sosa’s 2018 call for “education for world citizenship,” the project brings students across the global Jesuit network of 200 colleges and universities into dialogue about the meaning and practice of global citizenship. Thirty-six professors from 20 Jesuit institutions incorporated a shared Global Citizenship Course Module (readings and recorded lectures) into diverse courses ranging from Theological Anthropology to Human Rights in Africa and Sociology of the Philippines. A highlight of the project was a series of 37 online dialogues that brought together 500 students from 12 different countries to share their perspectives on global citizenship with one another. Lively discussions centered on two foundational questions: “What does global citizenship mean to you?” and “How can young people have a positive impact as global citizens?”
Learn more about the Global Citizenship Curriculum Project.