Importance of dialogue and inclusion of everyone, from the smallest to the greatest, in creation, planning and building of an integrated and reconciled society.

January 24, 2017

A quote from Pope Francis:

“Dialogue, with all that it entails, reminds us that no one can remain a mere onlooker or bystander. Everyone, from the smallest to the greatest, has an active role to play in the creation of an integrated and reconciled society. This culture of dialogue can come about only if all of us take part in planning and building it. The present situation does not permit anyone to stand by and watch other people’s struggles. On the contrary, it is a forceful summons to personal and social responsibility.”

— Address at reception of Charlemagne Prize, May 6, 2016