The Bangladesh Catholic Education Board (BCEB) and the Caritas Formation for Youth and Teachers Programme (FYTP) co-hosted a three-day national education conference for teachers on implementing synodal values in Catholic education at the Caritas Bangladesh Barisal Regional Office from May 3 to May 6.
The theme of this national teacher’s program was "Extend your tent" (Isaiah 54:02).
The main objectives of this national education conference were to guide teachers in Catholic education, offer support for mental health and safeguarding children, and transmit the results of the Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission.
The national education seminar was attended by 120 people, including heads of educational institutions engaged in educational services in eight dioceses of Bangladesh, representatives of the dioceses, presidents, and members of the executive council of the Bangladesh Catholic Education Board, and the president of the Bangladesh Catholic Bishops' Conference.
In his opening remarks, the President of the National Conference of Education and CBCB President and Archbishop Bejoy N. D’Cruze of Dhaka invited the participants to adopt, hold, and implement the ‘concept of the Synodal Church as a principle’ as it aligns with the theme of the Synodal Church in education and administration, which is to ensure ’Communion, Participation, and Mission.’
"Inspired by the Holy Spirit that Jesus Christ is the greatest teacher to give us a witness of all ages, we teachers will shape ourselves in the light of Christian values, and the beatitude will be the best inspiration and guidance of our lives," the Archbishop said.
"By realizing God's presence on the path of education, we will be committed to strengthening the culture of interpersonal relations, interfaith dialogue, harmony, peace, tolerance, and love for living with students, teachers, parents, and government officials in the educational field," he added.
He also said, "Through this, we will present Catholic and Christian identity to human society."
Dr. Brother Lawrence Subal Rozario, CSC, President of Caritas Asia, and Bishop of Barisal Emmanuel K. Rozario attended the national conference as special guests. Mr. Jyoti F. Gomes is the Regional Director of Caritas Bangladesh Barisal Region. Mr. Francis Bepari. -Nikhil Gomes
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