|Charity - Social Service||Justice - Social Change|
Scriptural Reference: Good Samaritan Story
The Gospel story does not attempt to survey the causes of highway banditry. The Samaritan provides temporary and immediate relief.
Scriptural Reference: Exodus Story
Moses does nove-labour force. He challenges the institutional t ask for food and medicine for the Jewish slasystem. Message:"Let my people go."
|Private, individual acts||Public, collective actions|
|Responds to immediate need||Responds to long-term need|
|Provides direct service: food, clothing, shelter||Promotes social change in institutions|
|Requires repeated actions||Resolves structural injustice|
|Directed at the effects of injustice: symptons||Directed at the root causes of social injustice|
|Homeless shelters, food shelves, clothing drives, emergency services||Legislative advocacy, changing corporate policies or practices, congregation-based community organizing.|
“It must be asked how many Christians really know and put into practice the principles of the church’s social doctrine.”