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46th General Chapter – Key Messages

  • The theme of the 46th General Chapter: Building new paths to transform lives.
  • The General Chapter is the most important governing assembly of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian
    Schools and together with the International Assembly of the Lasallian Educational Mission they constitute the
    representative assemblies that evaluate, discuss and plan the future of Institute.
  • The General Chapter has a direct impact on the life of the Brothers, the governance of the Institute and the
    development of the Lasallian Educational Mission which is examined and discussed in depth by the International
    Assembly of the Lasallian Educational Mission.
  • The General Chapter is the result of processes of reflection involving hundreds of Lasallians from the 33 Districts
    of the Institute, that is to say, people from all over the world, through consultations with Districts, Brothers and
    communities, the International Assembly of the Lasallian Educational Mission, the International Symposium of
    Young Lasallians, the International Assembly of Young Brothers and the International Strategic Committee.
  • Guided by the Global Compact on Education and the Declaration on the Lasallian Educational Mission, the General
    Chapter will define paths to continue transforming lives.
  • The three phases in which the Chapter will take place:
    Joy in thanksgiving (Arrival and encounter),
    Boldness in truth (reports, evaluation and projection), and
    Strength in decision (election of the Government and approval of proposals).
  • The General Chapter is an assembly that is framed in terms of Pope Francis’ call to live in an atmosphere of synodality.