The week of 14-20 September is Social Justice week in New Zealand and this year Caritas is focusing on seven of the Church's principles of social justice. Three of these are:
Human Dignity: This is the acknowledgement that each and every human being from conception to death is made in the image of God and deserves equal respect and rights.
Solidarity: In our connected humanity, we are invited to build relationships - whakawhanaungatanga - to understand what life is like for others who are different from us." "From the food we eat and the clothes we buy, to the news we read and the websites we browse, we are connected to people and places all over the world.
Stewardship: Caring for the gifts that God has given to us, including the environment, our own personal talents and other resources.