Authentic Human Development


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The concept of Authentic Human Development as developed by Pope Benedict XVI in the encyclical Caritas in Veritate.

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Authentic Human Development

  1. 1. The Impact of the Cross in the World Today<br />Session 2: Authentic Human Development<br />
  2. 2. Charity in Truth<br />Human Development<br />The Growing Gap<br />“Justice for All” small group role playing<br />Role playing characters: Who am I?<br />What is News? Center City Herald<br />Plenary Discussion: What is unfair<br />The Church picnic parable:<br />Social Analysis <br />The Two feet of Justice <br />Presentation Points<br />
  3. 3. Charity in Truth<br />
  4. 4. Charity in Truth #53<br /> One of the deepest forms of poverty a person can experience is isolation… <br /> The development of peoples depends, above all, on a recognition that the human race is a single family working together into true communion, not simply a group of subjects who happen to live side by side. <br />
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  7. 7. I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you, but it is a question of fair balance between your present abundance and their need, so that their abundance may be for your need, in order that there may be a fair balance. As it is written, “The one who had much did not have too much, and the one who had little did not have too little.”<br />2 Corinthians 8:13-15<br />
  8. 8. Justice for All: A Role Playing Game<br />Welcome to Center City. For the next 30 minutes or so, we’re all going to be residents of Center City, an average-sized city with average problems and an average cost of living.<br />As residents, some of you may be quite wealthy; some may be poor; some may be struggling in the middle. Each of you will have an effect on the lives of all the others, although you may not realize it.<br />The major business in town are Acme Garments – A nationwide label for men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing – and Talo Plastics. <br />
  9. 9. Who Am I? (fill out the worksheet)<br />Introducing: <br />John Daley – retired from Acme Garment factory<br />Marta Fernandez – Assembler at Acme Garment<br />Louise Sherman – buyer for a chain of clothing stores<br />Susan Rogers – attorney in environmental affairs at Talo Plastics<br />Brad Cantrell – CEO of Acme Garments<br />
  10. 10. What’s New (small group interaction)<br />Introduce yourself to the group.<br />Receive the headline news from the Center City Herald. While in character discuss these articles.<br />How do you feel about the other characters?<br />What is your characters sense of justice and fairness?<br />Discuss the question on the bottom of the articles in your small group.<br />
  11. 11. What is Unfair? (large Group discussion) <br />What was it like being your character? How did it feel to be that person?<br />What did you find out about the way things work in Center City?<br />Did things seem fair or just to you?<br />What did not seem fair and just? <br />Why not?<br />What structures or policies seemed to create or reinforce this unfairness?<br />
  12. 12. What do we do about it?The parable of the Church picnic<br />