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Anchor Concept: Globalism (PDF File)

GLOBALISM

Globalism recognizes the interdependence of all the world's peoples and nations. This perspective has political, economic, cultural, environmental, and ultimately, religious dimensions. Human beliefs, ethical principles and values will determine how activities within these spheres are carried out. The Catholic response to globalism draws from Scripture and Tradition. It seeks to cultivate attitudes and structures which safeguard human dignity and the common good within each of these spheres. The notion of globalized solidarity with the poor is one recent attempt by Catholic Social Teaching to address imbalances of wealth and resource distribution within our globalized world community. A just globalism implies that all the earth's peoples are able to freely contribute to political, economic, cultural and environmental laws, policies and social practices which preserve human dignity and the common good at local, national and international levels.

Related Concepts:

SOCIAL JUSTICE
GLOBAL COMMUNITY
HUMAN DIGNITY
COMMON GOOD
QUALITY OF LIFE
HUMAN RIGHTS
SOLIDARITY
WORLD ORDER
LEADERSHIP
EMPOWERMENT / LIBERATION
TRADE
EXPLOITATION
TRANSNATIONAL ENTERPRISE
PROFIT MOTIVE
DISTRIBUTION
INTERDEPENDENCE

Corresponding Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations:
 
CGE1d Develops attitudes and values founded on Catholic social teaching and acts to promote social responsibility, human solidarity and the common good
CGE1h Respects the faith traditions, world religions and the life-journeys of all people of good will
CGE3a Recognizes there is more grace in our world than sin and that hope is essential in facing all challenges
CGE3d Makes decisions in light of gospel values with an informed moral conscience
CGE3f Examines, evaluates and applies knowledge of interdependent systems (physical, political, ethical, socio-economic and ecological) for the development of a just and compassionate society
CGE5e Respects the rights, responsibilities and contributions of self and others
CGE7a Acts morally and legally as a person formed in Catholic traditions
CGE7b Accepts accountability for one's own actions
CGE7e Witnesses Catholic social teaching by promoting equality, democracy, and solidarity for a just, peaceful and compassionate society
CGE7f Respects and affirms the diversity and interdependence of the world's peoples and cultures
CGE7g Respects and understands the history, cultural heritage and pluralism of today's contemporary society
CGE7j Contributes to the common good