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تعليم بابوي

فيلادلفيا ــ قليلة هي الشخصيات العامة التي أسرت انتباه أميركا بقدر ما فعل البابا فرانسيس عندما زار الولايات المتحدة في سبتمبر/أيلول. فخلال جولته التي دامت ستة أيام، دعا الأميركيين إلى التأمل في قضايا الفقر، والعدالة الاجتماعية، وتغير المناخ، في سياق كوكب مشترك ولكنه متنافر على نحو متزايد.

خلال حديثه في الحديقة الجنوبية بالبيت الأبيض، وكان الرئيس الأميركي باراك أوباما واقفاً إلى جواره، دعا فرانسيس إلى " الاعتراف الجاد والمسؤول ليس فقط بالهيئة التي قد نترك عليها العالم لأبنائنا، بل وأيضاً بالملايين من البشر الذين يعيشون في ظل نظام تغافل عنهم".

الواقع أن كلمات فرانسيس تسلط الضوء على حقيقة مفادها أنه لم يعد كافياً التفكير في التنمية العالمية باعتبارها مجموعة غير مترابطة من المفاهيم، مثل نمو نصيب الفرد في الدخل أو عدد خريجي الجامعات. بل يتعين علينا أن ننظر إلى التنمية من منظور عريض ومتصل بتكاليف التقاعس عن العمل، وخاصة بالنسبة لأولئك الأشد احتياجا.

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