In the central house of the Catholic University Silva Henríquez in Santiago de Chile, the university forum "For a better social conscience" was held; an event where the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) attended as a special guest.
Through the Educating to Remember Program, Peace Activists participated in the event where presentations were made based on the events that occurred during World War II.
In order to strengthen integral education through teaching and to promote ethical, moral and spiritual values, based on the study of the Holocaust and other genocides, the GEAP presented the Educating to Remember Program in the forum.
Dialogue on Human Rights
Sonia Brito, coordinator of the Integral Training Plan of the Catholic University Silva Henríquez, welcomed the attendees and stressed the importance of the instruction of being.
«Sonia Brito, coordinator of the Integral Training Plan of the Catholic University Silva Henríquez, welcomed the attendees and stressed the importance of the instruction of being. »Brito said.
He added that formation is not only reduced to a classroom space, but also has different manifestations, such as the forum, where the participants spoke about Human Rights. He also mentioned:
«We must reflect deeply and act accordingly; and to display our being of citizens as examples of life, and to impress on our actions, a culture of peace.»
Lorena Basualto, Master in Dogmatic Theology and professor of Religion and Morals in this house of studies, spoke on the subject "The Citizen's Mission of Nevermore". During her speech she said that a country that has no history, is a country that does not exist.
She also emphasized the social, economic and cultural inequality that is being experienced worldwide. She ended her participation with a message of reflection:
"Thousands of families are not as lucky as your pet.”
Lessons that educate
The professor in higher education and professional of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, Miguel Poblete, spoke on the subject "The universal lessons left by the Holocaust."
Poblete emphasized the role of education and referred to a few words that a student who survived the Holocaust expressed to his teacher:
"Dear professor: I am a survivor of a concentration camp, my eyes saw what no human being should witness, gas chambers built by illustrious engineers, children poisoned by highly specialized doctors, newborns killed by registered nurses, women and babies burned by people trained in schools, colleges and universities.
That is why, dear professor, I doubt education and bestow upon you a special request: help your students become human. Your effort, professor, must never produce educated and cultured monsters. Reading and writing are important only if they are in the service of making our young people more human."
A tour through history
After the exhibitions, a session of questions and answers was held among students, teachers and academics on the Holocaust, Human Rights and the citizens' mission of never again.
Subsequently, the speakers were recognized for their outstanding participation.
Attendees were invited to the photographic exhibition that highlighted the events that were perpetuated by the Nazi regime against humanity in World War II.