Nurturing the Global Citizen Within is a call
for the conversion of mind, heart, and soul. A "Global Citizen" is
someone who is aware of the wider world and has a sense of his or
her role as a world citizen. An informed Global Citizen respects
and values diversity, and has an understanding of how the world
works economically, politically, socially, culturally, and
environmentally. They are, like Pope Francis, outraged by social
injustice, and participates in and contributes to at a range of
levels from the local to the global.
An informed Global Citizen is willing to act and live in such a
way as to make the world a more sustainable place.
Not too many years from now, a new generation will look back at
us and ask one of two questions. Either they will ask – “What were
you thinking? didn’t you see the entire North Polar ice cap melting
before your eyes? Didn’t you care?” or they will ask instead, “How
did you find the moral courage to stand up solve a crisis so many
said was impossible to solve?”
Each of us must choose which of these questions we want to
answer, and we must give our answer now – not in words but in
behavior, promoting sustainable human and social developments at
the personal, local, and global levels.
A public lecture will be presented at 7 pm. A faculty luncheon
will take place at noon on October 22. Faculty should RSVP to email@example.com
Presented by Sister Deirdre Mullan, RSM.