Ateneo working to bring positive change in society
The past few weeks have exposed our collective shortcomings as a nation, from our leaders down to each citizen. It has further highlighted divisions within our society, as well as our long-time neglect of our common home. We Filipinos are now being called to unite and act for our common good, and this starts with introspection and dialogue.
The ongoing discussion within the Ateneo de Manila community about how to respond to these issues is a sign towards the right direction. Engaging with society,especially with people at the margins, has always been and will always be at the core of the University.
Each Atenean is encouraged to continue the conversation, and we hope that more voices and opinions will be heard. We hope that this will lead towards more meaningful, more inclusive, and more impactful engagement with the people we have always vowed to serve.
In the University President’s letter, we are being called to be in solidarity with those who are suffering, and at the same time, we are also called obe more creative in our actions. The mission asks us not to give up with what we are doing, but to hold fast to the learning that we are crafting and innovating as a community for and with others.
We are confident that every Atenean-student, faculty, staff, parent, alumnus, and alumna-will work to bring forth positive change in society, guided by deep discernment and a passion for service.
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