O valor da liberdade na condição humana partindo da obra “A águia e a galinha”, de Leonardo Boff
: contributo para terceira unidade letiva do 8.º ano A liberdade : do programa de escolaridade de Educação Moral e Religiosa Católica

  • Ana Cristina da Silva Festas (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


In this Supervised Teaching Practice Report we intend to study the value of freedom in the human condition starting from the tale "The Eagle and the hen" by Leonardo Boff. The exploitation of this tale reminds us the humanization process by which every human being passes through the construction of his identity. It presents a path that includes the various adversities of life, assuming the fallen human condition as a challenge for self-improvement, in a learning and growth process. In this process of human development freedom is an inherent part and without it, everything that is truly human is meaningless and without context. It is an essential condition of humanity. Therefore, the experience of freedom requires respect for the common good. In this sense, no one is free in isolation, we release ourselves and we heal each other.In order to achieve the outlined objectives, this essay converges to the contemporary humanitarian crisis, strongly marked by forced migrations, making an analogy between the eagle, in its condition of chicken, and the refugees’ situation, forced to abandon their family, their home and their land, experiencing extreme difficulties, including the risk of their own life.It is emphasized in this study that we objectively depend on the others, we complement each other forming a whole: the species, the ecosystems and the universe. It is a perspective of dependence that doesn’t imprisons, but that frees, because it characterizes all beings of the universe and is based on love, as a generous gift, which sets in motion an immense process of liberation: of needs, oppression and limitations of all order.
Date of Award2 Jul 2019
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMaria Isabel Pereira Varanda (Supervisor)


  • Freedom
  • Common good
  • human condition
  • Cooperation
  • Dimension-eagle
  • Dimension-chicken
  • Identity
  • Refugees
  • Gospel


  • Mestrado em Ciências Religiosas

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