New Humanity Movement

Education and Culture

The human and cultural formation both of the individual and of society is a fundamental richness for society. If fraternity is a way of thinking and acting seen from the pedagogical aspect, it can propel a united model of research that will bring out the direct relationship between theory and practice, between words and concrete life. This is because the idea of the common good also depends on the idea of the person who is being referred to.

 

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Igino-Giordani

 

 

 

 

In ‘the two cities’ Giordani affirmed: “In politics, whatever structures, ideologies and denominations it has are lost much of the time, - and health and richness and even life is lost – because of the failure to build an accord between the citizens and those same leaders: egoism opens continuous fractures until the city is reduced, almost as a prelude to bombardments from ‘on high’, to a pile of moral ruins, city of the dead where men and women act like ghosts under the light of illusions.”
Giordani, the ‘ingenuous Christian’ as he loved to call himself, knows that new life for the city can be found in one place alone: “… and instead the Gospel calls for a city of life (…), where death has died”. (Igino Giordani, The two cities,  p. 405)

 

 

 

Citizenship should not be a good that is gratuitous but an enterprise for all, a condition and an identity that determines rights and social responsibilities. This holds true for those who are trying to become citizens in this way and for those who already are citizens. (Diversity in Unity - Manifesto of the Communitarian Network, cf document on website:
http://www.gwu.edu/~ccps/dwu_positionpaper_italian.html)

 

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Maria_ZambranoDemagogic rule flatters the people by encouraging only an elementary force; demagogic rule degrades people by regarding them on the level of a mass (of people).  The mass is a crude material, a material that merely “stands by”: it is degradation because it distances the people as a reality, a reality of humans, from the aspect in which the human reality reaches its full potential, the possibility of living as a person.  Which implies responsibility and conscience.  Consequently, the demagogue consciously or maybe not even unconsciously looks down on the people, in the same way that every flatterer looks down on the one s/he flatters. And his purpose is merely to reduce the people to a mass, to degrade the people as a mass so as to be able to dominate them and so that he becomes the only individual in front of the masses, above the masses. (Maria Zambrano, Democracy and the person)

 

 

“Cities have become dumping grounds for the problems caused by globalisation.  Its citizens and those that have been elected as their representatives, are faced with a task that they cannot even dream of completing, the task of finding local solutions to contradictions that are global”.  (Z. Bauman, Trust and fear in the city, page 19, Mondadori, 2005.)

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