Social Concerns Committee
The fourth Catholic Social Teaching: Option for the Poor
The Gospel specifically calls us to reach out to the most vulnerable members of society. especially those most in need. These members include forced child labor, sex trafficking for women and children, victims of war and natural disasters, and AIDS victims.
The fifth Catholic Social Teaching: The Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers
Everyone has the right to work and earn a living for self and family. All work has dignity and everyone has a right to fair wages, safe working conditions, and rest from work. Some issues are the right to form unions, to strike when conditions are unfair, working many jobs to make ends meet with no benefits or vacation, equal pay for men and women, sexual harassment.
The sixth Catholic Social Teaching: Solidarity
We are one human and by answering the call of loving our neighbor we will promote a culture of respect and peace in our communities around the world. Included in this principle is participating in rallies or writing to legislators about human issues, contributing to Catholic Relief Services, Heifer International, Red Cross, Salvation Army, and sponsoring children in underdeveloped countries.
The final Catholic Social Teaching: Care for God's Creation
We are called to protect the environment and respect the world that God has given us. Some issues include global warming, destruction of rain forests and other animal habitats, use of pesticides, cruelty to animals, nuclear weapons, producing more organic food, and lessening our dependence on oil to develop other types of energy.
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