How to Respond to Pope Francis’ Request to Universities and NGOs
In this article, Fr. René M. Micallef reflects on Pope Francis’ invitation to Catholic universities to respond to the situation of today’s migrants and refugees by doing research on the phenomenon, teaching and becoming engaged in social promotion.
After briefly surveying Catholic Social Thought and providing some statistics on human mobility, the article encourages teachers and lecturers (especially in Theology, Philosophy and the Social Sciences) to include this topic in their teaching, and reflects on what to teach and how to teach about human mobility by proposing some elements of a teaching “ethos” from personal experience.
Fr. René M. Micallef is an Associate Professor of Moral Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.
Edited by Shaji George Kochuthara.