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 Educating to fraternal humanism to build a civilization of love

OIEC 2019 International Congress

June 5 > 8 2019

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Educatio Si

Welcome to the official website for the OIEC international congress 2019!

We will be happy to welcome you in New York, in June 2019, at Fordham University - Lincoln Campus.

The congress will be a time of awakening and great exchanges on the issues of today's education.

Educatio Si can be translated to "Be educated". Through this message, the OIEC wants to symbolize the link between 2 guidelines of the Catholic Education: the United Nations' Education 2030 plan and the Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si.
Therefor, Educatio Si is the symbol of the strong commitment of the OIEC towards the achievement of education for all, associated to God's word.

Here you will find the most up-to-date information related to the Congress, which will be regularly updated.

See you in June!

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By Heidi Green, CC BY-SA 4.0,

By Heidi Green, CC BY-SA 4.0,

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Brothers and Sisters,

His Holiness Pope Francis delivered his encyclical - Laudato Si - On Care for our Common Home, to Catholics across the world, calling on us to take “global unified action” to truly care for every human being as Jesus taught us. It is the words of the Holy Father that gather us together now - from every corner of the globe, united as one - to take action for children and learners of all ages served by the ministry of Catholic Education. On this momentous occasion, it is my honor and my privilege to welcome you to New York City as we embark upon the 2019 World Congress of Catholic Education.

Led by the International Office of Catholic Education, we join our minds, hearts, and souls to celebrate the gift of education that the Church continues to give to others. We are called by our faith to care for the most afflicted among us. That care takes many forms in different parts of the world, serving the needs of different populations struggling with unique challenges. There may be no greater universal need, however, than to educate the faithful so they may grow, develop, and flourish to fulfill the promises of Christ. What a blessing it is to be charged with such a transformative responsability!

As more than 1,000 people unite as one to represent 46 millions students from nearly 210,000 schools in over 100 countries, especially those underserved yearning for the gift of Catholic Education, I offer my praise to the Lord and thanks to you for your leadership in this global action.

With prayerful best wishes, I remain,

Faithfully in Christ,

Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York


Program and labs

Check out what to expect during our congress between conferences and labs.

Plan your journey

Are you having trouble organizing your journey to New-York?
Find all the information you need on our page with travelling tips, accommodations, and more.


Learn more about our speakers and their experiences.

You don’t know how to get to the congress from the airport?
Don’t hesitate to share the ride with the other participants!

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