Question #3:
How is our international network of schools “good news for the poor”? In 2000 you stated: “We wish to live as ‘Good News’ for the poorest, and to this end we commit ourselves, in our educational institutions to seeks together the implementation of projects for solidarity, communion, and education for peace.” Do you have further insight about what that might look like?
(Discussion and Sharing)

it is a big problem-- in my school, "we say, we have a lot of poor people inside, Nagy do we have to help people outside? We should start inside?"

The current economic times can allow us to overlook this now. The challenge is how do we make it something that is desired? How do weser it as a wonderful opportunity for us?

it is good news that the international network helps to raise awareness.

We educate well off people, and will have a greter imapct by educating the powerfulful.

I think that one of our most important goals is to advance our goals and do our education better. We must grab the bull by the horns. There is a poverty tht must be addressed. I don't know what process should betaken, but we must emphasize cooperation so that we have strength to fix this problem.

Must be reciprocal. I go from what can I give, a different question is what can I receive from the poor?

Someone said that we must give our students an experience that the mother in a refuge camp is no different than the their own world.

It is important for the poor to hear the problems of the west. People need to have a diversified view of the poor.

When we take our students to the Phil opines, they go thinking that they will give, but when they come back, they have been enriched.

Maybe we can distinguish between different kinds of poverty. Spiritual poverty, mental poverty. Maybe if we distinguish.

The solutions are different

And the gap grows wider.

The idea of mental illness is growing around the world. People in the past were not taking depression seriously, or that life could be different and better.

In some places depression is taboo. They don't reflect the new information about that. There is something wrong with you, buck up.

We must teach our children to care in the first place. We must bring them together.

One way to eradicate poverty among us is to have more communication among our schools. Information is not traveling as it should be traveling. For instance we should give our students more opportunity to experience what is going on in the world. Tie this experience to education of the systematic causes of poverty. The project of sister cook for all students to have an awareness of the projects in other schools.

Taiwan was built by donations from around the world. Uganda was the same. Miami. Celebrate the actions, the success of these actions. How do we attract people to our work?

Now that we have all realized there are different types of poverty, we need to find concrete projects that we try to do.

Parents a fearful to send their students to Uganda. It is not easy to ask parents to send their students to someplace dangerous. But we can use social media and technology to bring together. how do we use social media to go deeper than the superficial?

In my school, children for the past thirty years students have been sending money from Haiti. Students collect ginko, wash ginko, students like the job and sell the ginkgo. They are always aware of this need in Haiti?

the poverty of the world is a superficial problem, the world itself is not poor. It is because it is not shared. It is a problem of being ego centrical. Problem is leadership. for instance there will be elections and we don't know the results. But we expect only a small amount to education in the new budget. This is an instance of concrete solution, in Congo we share. A committee the information travels.

social networking, educating to compassion, more things collaboratively. Networking together. It is a problem of sharing. not a problem of capitalism it a problem of consumerism. We learn how to get more and more, we don't learn how to share, or why we need to share. When I am poor I feel shame. how do we teach the value of sharing ones life?

We commit ourselves to standing in opposition to consumerism?

Share bonds from the mission
Celebrate GOOD things among the SH family!!


3. international Network as Goodness for the Poor (Michael Dougherty)
- solidarity with the poor
- disparity of schools
-- affluent schools: leaders of change in the world
-- inspire discontent so students will be the advocates for change
- personal relationships, face to face but some parents fear for safety
- social media but
- share "poverty" on both ends of the socio-economic spectrum
-- reciprocity
- need for sharing, but it need not be too complicated