Fraternity Over Individualism

To dream of a different future we need to choose fraternity over individualism as our organizing principle. Fraternity, the sense of belonging to each other and to the whole of humanity, is the capacity to come together and work together against a shared horizon of possibility. In the Jesuit tradition we call this unión de ánimos, union of hearts and minds. It’s a unity that allows people to serve as a body despite differences of viewpoint, physical separation, and human ego. Such a union preserves and respects plurality, inviting all to contribute from their distinctiveness, as a community of brothers and sisters concerned for each other.

Pope Francis in Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future.

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