We live in an age where the Coronavirus pandemic has only exacerbated the persistence of numerous conflicts and the tragedy of hunger and poverty, yet Pope Francis reminds us that “All can work together to build a more peaceful world.” It starts “from the hearts of individuals and relationships in the family, then within society and with the environment, and all the way up to relationships between peoples and nations.” (Message for the LV World Day of Peace, 1 January 2022)
The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD) will host a study seminar entitled, “Artisans of Peace for a World without Hunger,” Tuesday, February 22nd from 15:00 to 17:00 CET in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of the Holy See to the FAO, IFAD, and WFP, and the Rome Forum of Catholic-Inspired NGOs.
The meeting will reflect on ways to contribute to the promotion of effective and appropriate initiatives to combat hunger in the world, drawing on the diverse approaches that characterize the work and expertise of the distinguished speakers.
Card. Micheal Czerny, Interim Prefect of DPIHD will offer a welcoming address, which will reiterate the Holy Father’s invitation for all of us to be artisans of lasting peace. The study seminar will expand on the three important tools for building peace that Pope Francis has identified: a sincere and mutual trust-based dialogue between generations, greater investment in education and training for integral human development, and the promotion of “human” work for all so that each person actively creates a better society.
Dr. Vincenzo Conso, Coordinator of the Rome Forum, will moderate the meeting that will feature reflections on how to promote effective and appropriate initiatives combatting world hunger from distinguished speakers including Dr. Luigi Sbarra, Secretary-General of CISL, Msgr. Vincenzo Zani, Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education, Dr. Marta Pedrajas, DPIHD, and Dr. Harriet Spanos, Department of Risk of the World Food Programme. Interventions from Dr. Ria Ruiz, Teresian Institute, and Dr. Luzi Lito, Focolare Movement highlighting lessons learned from their practical experience will follow. Concluding remarks will be given by Mons. Fernando Chica Arellano, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to FAO, IFAD and WFP.
- Registration for the Study Seminar is now open at the following link https://bit.ly/3sOqRlX
- The seminar will be released on live streaming on DPIHD Youtube Channel www.youtube.com/vaticanihd
- Some remarks and pictures will be on Twitter @VaticanIHD
- Simultaneous translation will be available in Italian and English.
- For further information, please see the attached program or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Moderator: Dr. Vincenzo Conso, Rome Forum Coordinator
Welcome Address: Cardinal Michael Czerny, Interim Prefect, Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
Dr. Luigi Sbarra, Secretary-General of CISL (Italian Confederation of Trade Unions)
Work and dignity of the person: assessment and prospects for a future without hunger
Msgr. Vincenzo Zani, Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education
Education and intergenerational dialogue: keys to building the present and preparing the future
Dr. Marta Pedrajas, Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
Solidarity, justice, and disarmament as paths for human development
Dr. Harriet Spanos, Department of Risk of the World Food Programme
The commitment of international bodies based in Rome to achieve SDG 2.
Dr Ria Ruiz, Teresian Institute.
Culture of Peace: Impetus for Food Security and Education Projects.
(A Josefa Segovia Foundation; Experience in the Philippines).
Dr Luzi Lito, Focolare Movement.
What is the soul of our commitment to a Zero Hunger world? Fraternity and Youth Leadership.
Mons. Fernando Chica Arellano, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to FAO, IFAD and WFP.