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Resources from Networking for Mission II
SND Education Conference
(The PowerPoint presentations used for the prayer rituals are posted here.)
International Day of Families was brought about by the United Nations Programme on the Family and will stress the importance of having healthy and happy relationships with your relatives.
Families are the 'basic core' of our society - we are born into them and some of the most important developing years of our lives are spent growing up with our families
The Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) supports the worldwide observance of the International Day of Families (15 May) by preparing background information on the family for use by Governments, the UN system, including the regional commissions, and UN Information Centres and NGOs.
The Universal Peace Federation joins in commemorating this day because it considers the family as a microcosm of the global community and because sustainable peace is grounded in the family as the most intimate social unit, the school of love. The theme of the 2013 observance is "Advancing Social Integration and Intergenerational Solidarity."
The Family Watch provides information on the need for intergenerational solidarity. This policy brief from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe provides interesting graphs and ways of breaking down the topic that can spark ideas for discussion/projects with your learning community. Don't miss the checklist for advancing intergenerational solidarity that appears on the very last page of the report. This US focused site on multigenrational and intergenerational issues also provides some ideas for activities.
to see what's going on in other SNDdeN Learning Communities!
Notre Dame Virtual School Calendar 2012-13
SND Justice and Peace Blog
Soeurs de Notre Dame à l'ONU