Chancellor Santiago Cafiero will head this Thursday the presentation of the book “Fraternal Dialogues”, produced from a compilation of texts by personalities from the cultural, social and religious fields, such as Noam Chomsky, Leonardo Boff, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Miguel Ángel Moratinos and Monsignor Oscar Ojea , among others, with a prologue written by Pope Francis.
The act, to be held from 6:30 p.m. in the Libertador Hall of the San Martín Palace, will include the participation of the Secretary of Worship, Guillermo Oliveri, together with leaders of the different religious confessions, human rights organizations, foreign ambassadors and officials.
The purpose of this publication is “to spread the word of His Holiness, especially the teachings reflected in his encyclical Fratelli Tutti, through the reflections of prominent referents”they indicated from the Ministry of Worship in a statement.
This book emerged as an initiative of the Ministry of Worship “before the validity of Pope Francis’ message, since it challenges us to rediscover the value of fraternity in a world in which the pandemic has exposed and aggravated economic and health inequalities between poor countries. and rich countries”, highlights the official document.
And he continues: As he points out Francisco, “we realized that we were in the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented; but, at the same time, important and necessary, all called to row together, all in need of comforting each other. Certainly, we are forced to understand that “no one is saved alone”.
Among the compiled authors are Abdelnaby Elhefnawy (sheikh of the Islamic Center of the Argentine Republic); Aram I (Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia from Armenia); Azza Karam (Egyptian-born intellectual and Secretary General of Religions for Peace, Senior Advisor to the United Nations Population Fund) and Béchara Boutros Raï (Lebanese Cardinal Patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church, member of the Congregation for Oriental Churches) .
They also join: Leonardo Boff (reference of Liberation Theology, ex-Franciscan priest, theologian, philosopher, writer, professor and Brazilian ecologist); Miguel Ángel Moratinos (Spanish diplomat, United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations); Jocelyne Cesari (Chair of Religion and Politics at the University of Birmingham, UK) and Noam Chomsky (American Jewish linguist, philosopher, political scientist and activist, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology).