English Español Français Italiano Português English EXIT As we transition through the pandemic . . . What are your hopes and dreams for our world? Pope Francis has recently published an Exhortation in which he shares what his personal dreams are about the world. This, in turn, is an invitation for whoever wants to share their hopes and dreams about the future of the world. The objective of this survey is to listen to the voices of all people who identify with the principles of Christianity - love of God and love of neighbor - in all their diversity, through religious, cultural and political perspectives. We invite you to dream about the social, cultural, ecological and spiritual / religious realities that affect you in the world. The result will be a compendium of the reflections of the people - what we will call an Exhortation of the Peoples - that reflects the relationships between us, with the Divine, and with all creation.In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis characterized the global trauma as: "God's call to humanity to judge what is most important and decide to act accordingly from now on." We invite you to consider whether this global experience has changed what is important to you and whether you intend to change something in your life once when we can get out of this restrictive lifestyle. You are invited to take this survey by answering only the questions you want. In turn, please pass this survey on to your friends, your family, your community or organization, and especially young people, as they represent the future. Thank you in advance for sharing the impact this pandemic has had on you. OK Question Title * 1. Describe your personal life experience during this period of Covid-19 restrictions. Select all that apply. I felt excluded from others (friends, family, co-workers) and wanted to reconnect with them. I reconnect with myself and enjoyed the process of getting to know myself in a new way. The restrictions had no impact on me at all. My life did not change. The restrictions had little effect on me as I found new ways online to connect with family and friends. Life is made up of relationships, and restrictions deepened my sense of the importance of our interconnections with others. I missed sports and having a meeting with friends. As we summarize our less limited life interacting with each other, I felt the desire to go through this pandemic with a greater understanding of the perspective of others. Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 2. The entire world has been experiencing the same pandemic. Describe if this had an impact on your dreams for the type of world you would like to see. Select all that apply. As each country gradually reopens, I believe that this lockdown was a temporary situation and will have little or no impact on my dreams for the future. I think myself and many others will probably just summarize old habits. I think this global experience brought the world together like nothing I have ever seen in my life. I believe that this global experience fueled division more than union due to the violence and looting that occurred during some of the protest demonstrations. As society reopens, I hope that we will join in creating a new normal way of life, that is, a new way of treating others as we would like to be treated. I learned new skills to deal with the world and pray for the world in general to become more united. The experience inspired my dreams for a world where people will continue to raise their voices and demonstrate and march against racism, sexism and injustices of all kinds. Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 3. With churches closed during the Covid-19 disease, what effect did it have on the practice of your faith? Select all that apply. I couldn't go to church as I couldn't find another alternative and I felt like an orphan without the usual celebrations. I am indifferent to churches reopening, as their message has no relevance to me at all. My belief in God is personal with private prayer, so I have no need to attend any church. The closed churches opened up new ways to live my faith and come together online to celebrate the faith with others. If you discovered a new way of celebrating your faith, describe it here. OK Question Title * 4. What is your understanding of the church and its role in the world? Select all that apply. I understand that the church is a hierarchical institution made up of the Pope, the bishops, the priests, and the people in that order. I understand that the church is a community of the People of God. The role of the church, especially now, should be one of compassion and reaching out to those who are suffering, who have lost loved ones, and / or who have lost their jobs. Christians were given two commandments: love God and love your neighbor. Regardless of religious affiliation, this is the main teaching by which we should all strive to live. The role of the church is to stand in solidarity with the poor, the oppressed, and those who are unable to defend themselves. The function of the church is to help bring people back to God by strictly enforcing the laws of the church to the faithful. Churches should be an equally welcoming community of all people. Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 5. How would you describe the church and its service to the faithful before Covid-19? Select all that apply. Church was a ritual that I got used to and felt like I was an observer as the priest led us in prayer, delivered a homily, and transformed the bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ. The priests were obliged to practice celibacy. The Church was overwhelmed with the scandal of sexual abuse by priests and religious. Based on canon law, the function of the Church was to hold on to the exclusion of divorced / married people from the Sacraments. Only those in a "state of grace" could receive Holy Communion. The hierarchy did not feel any obligation towards the faithful to be open, responsible and transparent. The Church hierarchy made all the decisions with the people in mind, including those regarding the people who would be elected as bishops in each region. The Church protected the people from what it considered false teachings by silencing theologians who did not agree with the official teachings of the church. The Church has always treated women as second-class citizens. The Church has officially described the LGBT + community as a "disorderly state." The Church has always served as a voice of conscience to guide its people to live a moral and holy life. Despite some shortcomings, I have always been pleased with the service that the Church has rendered to its people. Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 6. Has Covid-19 changed your perspective and expectations of the Church and its role? If so, describe in what way (s). Select all that apply. No, nothing has changed for me at all. I am pleased with the Church exactly as it was then and I hope it will always continue to be so. Yes, Covid-19 had a dramatic impact on the Church and my understanding of its role. Judging by the millions of people who have left the church, the deepening of the faith of the faithful to help them worship in spirit and truth has been a failure. Many of the theologians who have been silenced must be reinstated to allow diverse thinking to be shared and openly discussed. The hierarchical church is obliged to be open, responsible and transparent towards the People of God. I would like the Church to go back to the days of the first Christians who met in small communities while we completely abolished the hierarchical institution. While I believe there is a place for the institutional church, the faithful must have a deliberative voice in the decision-making of the Church and be able to elect their own bishops. Regarding the institutional church, I would like ecclesial conferences to be formed, that is, organizations made up of bishops and laity that make decisions equally for their dioceses. All decisions made for a local church by the local community should be presented as a plan to move forward and not as a request to the Pope. I would like there to continue to be priests at the service of the community, but with the option of marrying and / or being bi-vocational with a second career. The restrictions helped me to recognize how much I needed the face-to-face church meeting as an expression of my faith. Whether a person receives and participates in the Sacraments depends entirely on his own well-formed conscience. Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 7. In your dreams about the world, what do you want to see for women in the church and in the world. Select all that apply. I would like to see women treated equally and with the same opportunities as men in all areas of life, including the church. If they feel called, women must be accepted to serve as ordained ministers. I believe that women are called to serve in the church, but only men should serve as priests. Realistically, women of all cultures will always be subservient to men. Even the Bible supports this belief. I believe that women and men are the same but different, therefore they cannot have the same functions in the Church or in life. I respect that some are called to be ordained ministers, but by virtue of our baptism, I believe that each of us is called to be a priest, prophet, and leader to serve. Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 8. In your dreams about the world, what do you want to see regarding race relations? Select all that apply. I dream of a world where skin color doesn't matter anymore. Global protests inspired my hope for a greater acceptance that we are all children of God. I spoke out at least once and will show my solidarity with George Floyd's family. I was concerned about the violence and looting that occurred during the protest demonstrations. Realistically, I think there will always be tension between the races. Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 9. In your dreams about the world, what do you want to see for the LGBT + community? Select all that apply. I want these people to be helped to transform their lives so that they are acceptable to society. I would like the Church to welcome the LGBT + community and treat them with the same dignity. I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman and should not include gays. I believe that people should be allowed to marry the person they love, regardless of whether they are of the same or opposite sex. I believe that LGBT + couples should receive a blessing from the church, but not the marriage. Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 10. In your dreams about the world, what do you want to see ecologically? Select all that apply. Seeing the world environmentally improved during confinement, I began to dream of a world where we would all do our best to keep the land and water clean for ourselves and future generations. I don't believe in global warming and I trust that our world will be fine with the care we give it now. I agree with Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si (Caring for our Common Home) when he says: "A true ecological approach always becomes a social approach ... in order to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor . I want industries not to exploit land or water for profit. Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 11. In your dreams about the world, what do you want to see in relation to the diversity of cultures? Select all that apply. I think the world would benefit greatly if it were more intercultural, that is, if there were frequent encounters with other cultures. Oil and water don't mix. It is better for each culture to stay in its own space. When a culture is a minority it cannot expect the majority to change for it. It has to adapt. All are enriched when they are open to commitment to other cultures. The rights of indigenous peoples must be respected in the same way as those of the peoples of the major nations. Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 12. After the Covid-19 experience, do you think small faith communities are the way to go? Select all that apply. I believe that small Christian communities that meet in homes, online, or in public spaces offer a more meaningful way to come together. I think temple buildings are diminishing in impotence as places of worship. It is time for us to return to the simplicity of the early Christians. I do not practice my faith communally, as it is very personal and private to me. I believe that a meeting of a faith community should always be in a formal church setting. I believe that both formal church gatherings and small communities provide opportunities for people to practice their faith. Other (please specify) Comment OK Question Title * 13. If I were to describe how I believe and understand God, I would put it this way: (Select all that apply) I believe and understand God as a unity of three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I think we mainly see attributes of God in Jesus. I believe in only one God, but God is a mystery to me. I believe in a force or spirit that we call God. I believe that God is in us and we are in God. I see God in every person I meet, but especially in the poor, those who suffer, and in all those who need my help. I think we only see God in nature. There may be a God, but I'm really not sure. I don't believe in God at all. Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 14. If I were to describe my spirituality, I would put it this way: (Select all that apply) I feel that God is with me and guides me. I feel guided by a spiritual influence on the important things I do. I like to respond to the influence that guides me through prayer. When praying, I prefer to use written sentences. I use my own words when praying. I don't see the need to pray - my God / spirit doesn't intervene in my life. My spirituality is mainly based on how I treat other people. My spirituality is based on expressing my love for God through my treatment of the people with whom I am in contact. Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 15. If we use the word "religion" to describe a belief system, how would you describe the value of religion in today's world? (Select all that apply) Religion is a way of influencing the way people think and behave. Religion helps people to live morally and ethically. Religion helps promote order in the world. Religion needs the support of a church to be viable. Following a religion is essential to enjoying a life after death. I don't need a belief system - I know my God / spirit in my heart. If we love and respect other people, then we don't need religion. Religion divides people and creates conflict. Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 16. Without profound changes, the Church will continue to be more of a consumer business than a community of followers of Jesus. Strongly agree I agree Neither agree nor disagree I disagree Strongly disagree I have no opinion. OK Question Title * 17. As the older generation dies, the church too will die unless it begins to meet the needs of the people and especially the younger generation. Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree I have no idea. OK Question Title * 18. Do you have needs from the church that are not currently being met? If so, what are they? Please add anything else you'd like to say. OK Question Title * 19. What country or countries do you primarily represent? Indicate if international or multi-national. If an individual, name your country of residence. OK Question Title * 20. Please indicate if you have some affiliation with a parish or community organization; if yes, what is the name of yours? OK Question Title * 21. What is the sex and general age group of yourself or your organization? Check all that apply. 65+ 41- 65 25 - 40 14 - 24 male female other OK Question Title * 22. If you would like to be notified when the final document is completed, please leave your name and email address. Name Email Address Phone Number OK THANK YOU FOR TAKING THIS SURVEY. NOW PLEASE PASS IT ON TO YOUR CIRCLE OF CONTACTS.