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Religion Chapter 1, 2 and 3
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"What difference will I make"
They think they are too small of a contribution to make a difference
People believe there are too many problems in the community that are beyond his or control or control
"The problem doesn't effect me why should I care?"
Believes that each person should take responsibility for his or her life, and that when people fail to take responsibility for themselves, others should not be expected to help them
Can lead to "me-first" attitude
The realization that by helping others we are really helping ourselves in the end. Every person needs another person in order to live a satisfying life.
Doing MACs to help me graduate and help the needy
A feeling of life-giving closeness and protective care.
An example would be a nurse performing her duties she needs to get paid, but also listening to patients needs and worries
the basic goodness of human beings that comes from always being loved by God
The ability to choose what to do. Without free will, people will not be able to love because love is a freely given gift. It cannot be forced or taken, bought or sold
the rejection of their humanity as created in God's image- became a basic tendency of human nature that all people inherit as well.It is a condition people are born into.
People have a tendency to sin as their "first parents' did, selfishly betraying the loving, relationships they are meant to have with god, with others, and with the earth.
the transforming love of God. It restores our relationship with God and one another. It will renew all of creation in "a new heaven and a new earth"
Adam and Eve became separated from
their own goodness
From other people
Justice and Injustice
Justice is the establishment of loving relationships among human beings, God, and creation so life can flourish in the way God intends
Injustice is a condition in which people have obstacles in the way of loving relationships, thus prevent life from flourishing as God intends.
They are not blessed because poverty, suffering and oppression are good, but because their experience teaches them the importance of love and justice
Catholic Social Teaching
The teaching of the church that examines human society in light of the gospel and church tradition for the purpose of guiding christians as they carry on the mission of Jesus in the world.Issued by popes and bishops in letters statements that are addressed to the whole world
social,political, philosophical movement asserted that reason and science are the basis for knowing truth.
The shift from a farming and craft trade economy to an economy based on factory production
a few owned the means of production for their own profit, and workers sold their labor to the owners for whatever wage they could get
Produced much wealth for a few
Capitalism was unlimited by governments
Advocated distributed wealth according to need not ownership of capital and profits
German philosopher who theorized that the masses would rise up overthrow the capitalist class, abolish private property, and create a form of socialist state.
Advocated revolution as a response to injustice- an approach the church rejects
An ideal, equitable society in which government and laws would be unnecessary
The god given need for human creation, including human beings, to follow what god intended it to be.
Cooperation between classes
The dignity of work
Just wage and just workers
The role of the state
Private ownership of property
Defense of the poor
Those who are not fully able to participate in society; they are forced outside the main group
Larger governments or organizations have a responsibility to coordinate and regulate society when individuals and smaller organizations do not or cannot carry out responsibilities necessary for common good.
They exist only to serve the good of human beings, families, communities, which are the center and purpose for social life.
a constant commitment to the common good, based on the belief that we are all really responsible for all
All people are part of the same human family
started the saint Vincent depaul society, a worldwide charitable organization for the poor.
Pope leo the 13th
issued the Rerum Novarum.
Established a saving bank for the poor
Cardinal james Gibbons
Created a controversial organization called knights of labor , supported by US hierarchy
signs of times
The church response to the world flows out of its interpretation of those realities. Those realities include the religious, political, cultural and economic factors thats shape the overall situation of society
the social condition that allows all the people in a community to reach their full human potential and fulfill their human dignity
those conditions that any person needs in order to be fully what God created him or her to be
Being able to see, hear, and know the world in a spirit of friendship. When we perceive the world from Gods point of view, we are better able to recognize the ways it can be made a better place to live.
The next step is to ask: Why is the world the way it is? and how can it be made as good as god intends
once we have answered the questions of analysis, we can act for justice in ways that make life better for everyone
circle of faith in action
A process guided by the light of the gospel
Christians should not act alone but with the church
Awareness, Analysis, Action
All of the shared value, beliefs, and ways of relating and living together that characterizes a particular group of people
The basic beliefs that guide the way some one relates to the world
What is most important in life?
Do all people have the same rights?
is to look beyond outer appearances and first impressions to see the goodness that is the foundation of all God's creation. Respect acknowledges that the world is good because the world was created from God's own goodness
we dependent on one another for our existence. Almost anything we do is possible only because of our living relationships with other people and creation.
the patterns of relationships that shape any society
government, law, business, labor, education, families
The god given ability everyone has to affect their own lives , the lives of others and the world around them including its social structures in either positive or negative ways. Power builds relationships
Intentionally breaking laws that are unjust
Power over vs Power With
Those who acquire power and believe they earned it
People believe they are the source of their own power
Power with believe it is something that should be used with and for others to bring about the good for everyone.
Direct action: occurs on the level of individual relationships and is usually aimed at meeting an immediate need. The students volunteer at a soup kitchen
Occurs on the level of social structures. Social action attempts to change the behavior of society and its institutions in a way that promotes justice.
The analysis of how peoples lives are affected by the various relationships
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