Last week’s Do Now asked students to consider what the role of the new pope should be in today’s world, particularly on social issues like birth control and gay marriage. Pope Francis is the first pope who is not from Europe, but is South American, and has taken the name Francis – drawing on the connection to St Francis of Assisi who saw his calling in working for social justice, working with the poor and living a simple and humble life.

Below are some of the students’ responses to how they feel the Catholic Church may or may not adapt its views in today’s world. We begin with an interesting student produced image of what others think.

image by Sandy Lin
image by Sandy Lin



Do Now Round Up: The New Pope 8 March,2017Matthew Williams



Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams is a filmmaker and media educator who has recently transplanted to Oakland from Los Angeles. He believes that you are what you eat and feels everyone should have a multitude of dietary options for self-realization. Matthew is the Educational Technologist at KQED.

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