Catholic Social Justice teaches us that all people are made in the image of God and so possess an equal and inalienable worth. Because of this essential dignity, each person has a right to all that is needed to allow him or her to live their full potential as intended by God.
The literal words “social justice” do not appear in the Bible (at least I can’t find them). But the biblical commands to be “doers of justice” and “minister justice to the poor and needy” certainly compels me to understanding, confronting and acting out their social implications.
Luke 12:48 — “But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.” Thus, everyone bears a responsibility to right the wrongs of social injustice.
What does Proverbs say about justice?
Many seek the ruler’s favor, But justice for man comes from the LORD.
Social justice is an extension of God’s love and work in protecting and defending those who can’t defend themselves. It’s also encouraging to note that God promises that those who pursue justice and extend their heart and hands to the poor, will be blessed and lack nothing.
As a religion and social justice major, you’ll recognize and work with a variety of power dynamics in and out of the classroom, including diversity both as it appears in the classroom and in complex cultures that we study between religions and amongst religions and the relationship between religion and issues of gender …
The Church can have an important role in challenging the changes in society because: … People need guidance, and the Church gives a unique perspective on all aspects of life. The Bible has much to say on the moral issues of the day, eg abortion and marriage.