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
Examples: Examples:
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.”
- Pope John Paul II


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