Why the Church stresses social justice so strongly?

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By Bruce Duncan,
Micah (December 2006), 6-7.

Why the Church stresses social justice so stronglyA seismic shift has occurred in the Church’s thinking about its role in the world since the Second Vatican Council, bringing social justice and solidarity with the very poor to the heart of its mission. On rare occasions in history, there have been such seismic shifts deeply altering how Christians saw their role in the world. We are living through one of these shifts now to heighten our social consciousness. Popes, bishops and Catholic organisations have issued literally thousands of documents affirming this shift.

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