World Day of Social Justice, a Redemptorist contribution


Faith, values, & social policy – Fr Bruce Duncan C.Ss.R

20 february, today is the #WorldDayofSocialJustice. To help celebrate you can watch “Faith, values, & social policy – Fr Bruce Duncan C.Ss.R” (Via Social Policy Connections)

Faith, values, & social policy – Fr Bruce Duncan C.Ss.R

Today is the #WorldDayofSocialJustice. To help celebrate watch "Faith, values, & social policy – Fr Bruce Duncan C.Ss.R" (Via Social Policy Connections)#Prayer:

Pubblicato da Common su Domenica 19 febbraio 2017

2017 Theme: “Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work”

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.

For the United Nations, the pursuit of social justice for all is at the core of our global mission to promote development and human dignity. The adoption by the International Labour Organization of the Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization is just one recent example of the UN system’s commitment to social justice. The Declaration focuses on guaranteeing fair outcomes for all through employment, social protection, social dialogue, and fundamental principles and rights at work.

The General Assembly proclaimed 20 February as World Day of Social Justice in 2007, inviting Member States to devote the day to promoting national activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth session of the General Assembly. Observance of World Day of Social Justice should support efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.

World Day of Social Justice prayer

God of Justice and Peace, mold our consciences according to justice.

And shape our hearts according to peace, that we may recognize the talents that you have given us to secure the rights of the poor, the oppressed, the sick and the marginalized.

God, we are Your children.

Grant us the courage and strength to work for justice, and in this way, live out our call to be peacemakers.

– Jane Deren

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