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26 Cards in this Set

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occurs when everyone has what they need to live with dignity
equally vs. equitably
equally: everyone treated the same - FAIR
equitably: everyone gets what they need - NEED
four steps in nolans article
compassion, structural change, humility, solidarity
starting point of compassion stage
witness injustice and were moved to do something about it
2 ways we grow in compassion
2 actions compassion leads to
1. exposure
2. information

1. relief work
2. simplification of lifestyle
starting point of structural change
begins as soon as we ask why
what do we realize in the seocnd stage?
poverty is not the result of laziness or bad luck, its the institution
when we become aware, we should get ANGRY
how does the humility stage begin?
with the realization that people who are poor know the solution to their problem
what must we realize in the stage of humility?
they can and must help themseleves
realize we are the same, both good and bad, realize humanity of the poor
how does the stage of solidarity begin?
when we stay
what happens in the solidarity stage?
no long us and them, but we
together we will work for social change
Jubilee year
every 50 years, all land be returned to its original owner
assured gap b/t rich and poor was minimalized
support = god owns land
the sababatical year
provides liberation of all land, slaves, and loans every 7 years
land part of sabbatical year
every 7 years, farmers are not allowed to plant crops
eco and humanitarian reasons
poor allowed whatever growns freely - volunteers
slaves part of sabbatical year
slave released from freedom every 7 years
masters share proceeds to departing ex-slaves
way for slavery to not remain permanent
loans part of the sabbatical year
every 7 years, all debt are cancelled
laws of tithing
1/10 of all farm produce and or money be set aside
end of the year, everyone brings it for landless
laws of gleaning
farmers should leave some of harvest for poor
ex: leave fallen grapes, corners of fields, secondary harvest
7 corporal works of mercy
1. feed the hungry
2. give drink to thirsty
3. clothe the naked
4. visit the sick
5. shelter the homeless
6. visit the imprisoned
7. bury the dead
what is the difference b/t a home and a roof over ones head?
home: physcially decent and supports human dignity and development, become part of larget community
how many homeless people in US, what percent families?
3 million
the gaining of power over ones life and within ones community
spirit of unity and mutual concern; th quality of justice that breaks down barrers between people
recognition that we need eachother and that the good of one person matches the good of all people
belief that the world is out of our control and in the hands of bind fate
graced social sturctures vs. sinful social strutures
graced: encourage and strenthen, life, dignity, and the development of community
sinful: discourage these