Institute of Political and Social Formation

Contact
information

Office/person in charge:
Mrs. Claudia Carbajal

Address:
Argentine Catholic Action Av de Mayo 621. Ciudad de Buenos Aires 1084 Argentina

Email address:
ifp@accioncatolica.org.ar

Website/social media:

The Political and Social Training Institute of Argentine Catholic Action, born in 2003, offers its training area. It is a training and refresher programme for all those interested in enhancing their servant leadership, promoting social friendship, inspired by Christian humanism and the principles of the Church favoring personal and community commitment.

What is it?

What is this initiative about?

The Political and Social Training Institute of Argentine Catholic Action, born in 2003, offers its training area. It is a training and refresher programme for all those interested in enhancing their servant leadership, promoting social friendship, inspired by Christian humanism and the principles of the Church favoring personal and community commitment.

  • More than 5000 participants
  • 40 professors and specialists
  • 25,000 young people and children in competitions and specific proposals
  • More than 400 training proposals

 

How does it help?

In what way does this initiative enhance the formation of the laity?

The Institute has been formed in a pluralistic environment, favoring dialogue between different actors who have carried out synergy between projects from different places. It enables the laity to be trained in the principles of the social Doctrine of the Church to see and value the reality to in order to establish criteria that inspire actions to promote structures of good, favoring dialogue, the culture of encounter and care, social friendship and fraternity.

Why is it important?

Why is this initiative important for the training and advancement of the laity in your country?

The PSTI was a pioneer in responding to the needs that arose in a particular context of our history. It promotes the training of the laity, especially to those who trained in service and many times through experience, without an undergraduate degree, would find a space to train. It also helps to legitimize their learning and share it with those who, coming from academic spheres, will seek a space to confront praxis and theory, with the valuable propositions that our space offers.

How did it start

How was this initiative developed?

In August 2003, the Institution opened the National Institute of Political and Social Training, to respond to the serious crisis of the institutions in our country. Furthermore, it was also necessary to respond to the bishops’ request to achieve a new style of leadership capable to overcome the difficult situation our country was going through. Its objective was to create a meeting and training opportunity aimed at anyone willing to actively participate in the management of public affairs and party leadership. This formulation emphasized the need to accompany and train people who actively participate in politics, or contemplate the possibility of doing it.

Benefits

Does it benefit the laity on a national or local level?

The PSTI constitutes a benefit since it brings together the laity of the country through its virtual platform or face-to-face blended proposals of training. It aids on reflecting and exchanging experiences from cross-cutting themes applied to the concern and needs of each region or territory in order to nurture lay leadership for the service and the transformation of reality from the Gospel and the principles of Christian humanism. Our institute is aimed at people of all conditions and educational levels from the age of 16.

Means and funding

Who funds the initiative? What is needed to launch this initiative?

As an evangelizing repercussion of our mission, Catholic Action resolves the management structure of the Institute, which is also supported by the contribution of the participants through small fees or contributions as donations. In certain projects we have been accompanied by the Italian Episcopal Conference and the US Conference.

Learn more

Where can people learn more about this initiative?

Extra information can be found on our website https://ifps.accioncatolica.org.ar or by writing to ifp@accioncatolica.org.ar

Countries involved

Does this initiative exist in other countries?

Our proposal is located in our country and it is offered to the Spanish-speaking community.

How to start?

How can this initiative be implemented in other countries?

To carry out this initiative it is required a basic team of interested people with educational management abilities. Through a study of reality and a reflection of the signs of the times, they can organize training meetings with lecturers and specialists at the service of the people who want to reach the mission.,


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