Social-One is an international group of sociologists and social work scholars who wish to further an experience of life, study and exchange through the dialogical dynamic of listening and being open to one another.
Inspired and nourished by the charism of Chiara Lubich, it has set out to extract new lines of thought, of research, and keys for interpreting the social reality so as to develop concepts and innovative models that can direct social dynamics towards the realization of a more united world.
"Brotherly love establishes positive social relationships everywhere, capable of rendering our human consortium more cohesive, more just, and happier.
Our more than 60-year-old experience tells us that these relationships of brotherhood lived out on a daily basis and on a personal level, both in the family and society, in political forums and economic structures, free up untapped moral and spiritual resources.
They are new types of rapports, full of meaning, which give life to the most varied projects, which inspire structures that are for the good of individual citizens and of the community as a whole."
Extract from Chiara Lubich's address to the Social-One Convention "Social Relationships and Fraternity: Paradox or Sustainable Model?", Castelgandolfo, 11 February 2005