In this module, we explore the importance of solidarity and what this means for your school board.

Module Introduction

Solidarity "is a firm and persevering determination to commit oneself to the common good; that is to say to the good of all and of each individual, because we are all really responsible for all”[1] It is an attitude and action in which we ‘stand alongside’ the poor, those on the margins and those who suffer injustice.


How do we model the concept of solidarity as school leaders?

Doing Theology

See (recognising the reality of a situation)

What examples of solidarity do you observe within our school community?
What policies, procedures and program specifically consider the challenge of solidarity?


Judge (reflecting in light of our faith)

From the New Testament: “…so that there may be no division in the body, but that the parts may have the same concern for one another.  If [one] part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honoured, all the parts share its joy.”[2]

What does this scriptural passage mean for the school board in providing a solidarity for members of the school community?


Act (discerning a response)

Considering what we already do well how might we build on this in the spirit of solidarity?

Perhaps the board could audit its policies and procedures to ensure our policies and procedures address equity and justice." [3]


This Powerpoint will help your board to discuss, explore and deepen an understanding of the concept of solidarity. (Five slides in this presentation).


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