A construção social do bem comum como fundamento do cuidado do outro.

  • Maria Aurora Silvério Abreu (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The Social Doctrine of The Church shows the common good as one of its permanent principles, based on the concept of dignity and equality of all human beings. This means a set of goods and living conditions that allow each person or group to live in dignity. Among the goods seen as essential to guarantee the minimum conditions for survival, food stands out, considered by the United Nations as a Human Right.
When attention is paid to the other, who does not have the least to live on, and food and other essential goods are shared with him, then, «A Partilha do Pão» (The Sharing the Bread) is being put into practice, the theme of the EMRC 6th Teaching Unit, that guided this Final Report of the Supervised Teaching Practice. In portuguese culture and tradition, bread has a symbolic meaning that surpasses natural matter, because it means everything you need to live.
Thus, when we reflect on the sharing of bread, within the scope of the teaching and learning contents and actions developed, we also cover other basic and essential goods that, once shared with those who do not have them, are the basis for caring for the other and help to build the common good.
Date of Award17 Oct 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMaria Isabel Pereira Varanda (Supervisor)


  • Common good
  • Ethics
  • Care
  • Otherness
  • Solidarity
  • Sharing
  • Bread
  • Education
  • EMRC


  • Mestrado em Ciências Religiosas

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