The Spirit Of Solidarity


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A presentation on Solidarity prepared for youth.

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The Spirit Of Solidarity

  1. 1. ‘ The Spirit of Solidarity’ A Descriptive Definition By Cardinal Ratzinger- now Pope Benedict XVI
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ Solidarity means people care about and feel responsible for each other. It means they have a sense of individual awareness and reciprocal responsibility. It means people are conscious of the fact that when they give they receive, that they can only give what has been given to them and that what they have been given never belongs to them for themselves alone.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Family <ul><li>The family is the first place of nurturing and socialising for an individual. </li></ul><ul><li>The relationships we experience in our homes affect the way we relate to others. </li></ul><ul><li>We need to be aware of who we are and the factors that promote who we are. </li></ul><ul><li>This would help us to be functional individuals. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Peace and Harmony make up the greatest riches of a family. - Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790
  5. 5. Relationships <ul><li>Parent- Parent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The way our parents interact with each other, express their love for each other. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Parent- Child </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The way our parents interact with us, express their love to us. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sibling- Sibling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The way we interact among ourselves as siblings and express our love to each other. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The relationships within the family bring an affinity of feelings, affections and interests, arising above all from the members’ respect for one another. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CCC. 2206 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What ought to happen? <ul><li>The family is the original cell of social life. It is the natural society in which husband and wife are called to give themselves in love and in the gift of life. Authority, stability and a life of relationships within the family constitutes the foundation for freedom, security and fraternity within society. The family is the community in which, from childhood, one can learn moral values, begin to honour God and make good use of freedom. Family life is an initiation into life in society. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CCC. 2207 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The family should live in such a way that its members learn to care and take responsibility for the young, the old, the sick, the handicapped and the poor. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CCC. 2208 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Outcomes <ul><li>Positive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Loving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trusting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Willing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easygoing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Happy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confident </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Negative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Withdrawn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lonely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disappointed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Miserable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Angry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disapproving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Undecided </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hurt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Activity- 30 min. <ul><li>Going of on your own, you are expected to reflect on your life in relation to your family: reflect on the experiences you have had in your family and through your family. </li></ul><ul><li>After reflecting record the outcomes, effects, the way you feel, the emotions you express, the situations you confront good or bad, happy or sad. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember this is your personal reflection. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The End <ul><li>Thank you for sharing, listening attentively and most of all not giving me trouble… LOL!! ;-) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>N’koma </li></ul></ul>