The adolescent and the socio economic, political

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The adolescent and the socio economic, political

  1. 1. The Adolescent andthe Socio- Economic, Political Issues
  2. 2. Universal Purpose of Earthly Goods and Private Property The injustice of the poor distribution of the goods and services originally intended for all is one of the greatestinjustices of the contemporary world.
  3. 3. Universal Purpose of Earthly Goods and Private Property“God destined the earth and all its contains for all men and all peoples so that all created things would be shared fairly by all mankind under the guidance tempered by charity.” (GS 69)
  4. 4. Social Dimension and Private Property- Private property is thus subordinated to the universal destination of goods. - The social dimension of private property exhorts us to the use and ownership of property for the benefits of all especially those who have none or less in life.
  5. 5. Socio- Economic Issues- Global integrationEconomic terms: the space between people and countries is shrinking rapidly, as trade, technology, and investment link all countries in a web of interdependence.
  6. 6. Socio- Economic IssuesHuman development terms: the space between countries is marked by deep and in some cases, widening inequalities in income and life chances.
  7. 7. Socio- Economic IssuesHuman development terms: the space between countries is marked by deep and in some cases, widening inequalities in income and life chances.
  8. 8. Survive on less than $1 adaySpends $2 a day on a cappuccino
  9. 9. Socio- Economic IssuesMassive poverty and obscene inequality are such terrible scourges of our times - times in which the world boasts breathtaking advances in science, technology, industry and wealth accumulation - that they have to rank alongside slavery and apartheid as social evils. – Nelson Mandela
  10. 10. The Common GoodCommon good- sum total of social conditions which allow people, either as groups or as individuals, to reach their fulfillment more fully and more easily (GS 36)
  11. 11. The Common GoodEssential Elements of Common Good1.Respect for the person a s such2.Social well- being and development of the group itself3.Peace, the stability and security of a just order
  12. 12. Responsibility and Participation
  13. 13. Responsibility and Participation “One is entitled to think that the future of humanity is in the hands of those who are capable of providing the generations to come with reasons for life and optimism” (GS 31)
  14. 14. Human Solidarity
  15. 15. Human Solidarity- International solidarity is a requirement of the moral order; world peace depends in part upon this.- The virtue of solidarity goes beyond material goods.

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