Many religions and faiths are represented at the Institut Florimont. This spiritual and religious dimension is of a fundamental importance both from an individual standpoint and for the structure of society and is largely taken into account in our school. It is a necessary basis to better understand each other.
The Chaplaincy holds an important place. It forms the link between the academic and religious teaching provided by some teachers and the specifically religious activities (masses, celebrations). A range of activities are offered for this purpose and they each offer an opportunity for reflection: special days (the three Abrahamic religions, ecumenical prayer at Geneva Cathedral, in Fribourg and Annecy), the sacraments, Human Rights Week, the celebrations, and conferences. These events are regularly offered to all the pupils in the primary and secondary sections by the Chaplaincy.
Human Rights Week
“The Institut Florimont considers solidarity as a priority in the values to be promoted.” (Orientations pour Florimont, 5.2.1)
This attention to the fundamental value of solidarity is illustrated in many ways in the life of the Institut. For its part, the Chaplaincy organises a week every year dedicated to reflection on themes that are always relevant: Human Rights Week. During this period, all the classes in the secondary school receive speakers who give presentations on different subjects to raise awareness about an aspect of life. The subjects discussed vary according to the age of the pupils in question or the speaker who is talking to them. A few examples from recent years include: refugees, fair trade, environmental footprints, child labour, racial differences and social reinsertion. Sometimes the week is followed by some actions through which the children can take real action with regard to the issues discussed.