Marta Oyhanarte


In this response to Maria Voce, the author looks at globalization and the challenges it has produced. She argues that Latin America has been less affected by global crises due to certain political, economic, social, and developmental strengths. However, many of these achievements are at stake due to social inequality, corruption, and weak institutions. She argues that fraternity provides a center of thought and action that can address these challenges and help produce fulfillment of the “dream” of positive and healthy local and global citizenship. She challenges the common person to leadership in this regard by thinking and living fraternity, as understood by Chiara Lubich, with others.