"Social relations and fraternity: a paradox or a sustainable model?"
Abstract: The understanding of social relationships requires several paradigms that have enlightened the history of sociology. These paradigms are an expression of a given socio-cultural context. Today we are facing a remarkable change in the cultural structure; is it therefore legitimate to expect the rise of new paradigms? The proposed answer is affirmative and, among many possibilities, the author describes the unity-fraternity paradigm inspired by the charism of Chiara Lubich mentioning its dynamics and the role it may play in a innovative analysis of social relations.