What do the social justice teachings consist of?
We humans are social beings by our very nature. We grow in unity with others. Social justice is thus at the heart of the Church's mission. She contributes to the solution of development through her social teaching.
The Catholic social justice teachings consist of the following topics: human identity, human rights, family, work, environment, economy, politics, the international community, peace etc, the social teaching of the Catholic Church brings the human person at the centre of each discussion. It teaches that individual human beings are the foundation, the cause and the end of every social institution. The person is a priority and comes before any profit or other gains. Thus, human dignity is a recurring theme in the documents as the human person is the fundamental concern of this teaching.
Get to know more in the section From Life on how this teaching can be lived out in daily life.
To know more - Seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching
To pray - CAFOD Reflections and prayers
To get involved - Progressio
To be guided how to shop ethically - www.ethicalconsumer.org
To check about companies' social responsibility - www.betterworldshopper.org
For children, to learn how to protect our planet - www.kidsforsavingearth.org