Seven Works of Justice and Peace

1. Live simply and justly in solidarity with the poor and marginalized and be a good neighbor. Make no war on them, rather, be one with them in spirit, truth, and love.

 

2. Hear the truth when it is spoken to you. Discern the signs of the times and speak truth - to power, to the people, and to the Church.

 

3. Make injustice visible - witness, remember, teach, proclaim, tell. Light candles, do not curse the darkness.

 

4. Protect the poor and powerless - listen, learn, educate, organize, empower participation, and respect life from the moment of conception to the time of natural death.

 

5. Work for reconciliation with truth, evangelism and catechesis.

 

6. Celebrate life, goodness, beauty, virtue, responsibility, and joy. Practice peace, non-violence, servant leadership, harmony, community, voluntary cooperation, and the proper stewardship of God's creation. Pray without ceasing.

 

7. Ensure fair distribution, subsidiarity, economic opportunity, justice, and food security for everyone everywhere.

 

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