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Anchor Concept: Solidarity (PDF File)

SOLIDARITY

Solidarity is the necessary response to violations of human dignity wherever they occur. Dictated by our common created origin and glorious destiny in Christ, and guided by our rational nature, human solidarity is best expressed in terms of friendship and sharing community. Solidarity can help bring about the fair distribution of material goods and services, fair remuneration for work, a more just social order, and civil relationship between nations and peoples. A globalized solidarity is required for the flourishing of an international moral order that safeguards human dignity and the common good everywhere. World peace depends in part upon it. Socioeconomic problems are most effectively addressed with the help of all forms of solidarity: solidarity of the poor among themselves, between rich and poor, of workers among themselves, between employers and employees, among interest groups within a nation, and among nations. By his incarnation, Jesus reveals God's solidarity with all human persons. As his disciples, this same solidarity is required of us.

Related Concepts:

COMMUNION
COMMUNITY
SUBSIDIARITY
HUMAN FAMILY
NON-VIOLENCE
LOVE OF NEIGHBOUR
INCLUSIVITY
FRIENDSHIP / UNDERSTANDING
SHARING / SOCIAL OUTREACH
QUALITY OF LIFE
HUMAN RIGHTS
PREFERENTIAL OPTION FOR THE POOR
UNITY IN DIVERSITY
ANTI-SEXISM
ANTI-RACISM
INTERDEPENDENCE / COMMON GOOD
COOPERARTION / COLLABORATION
COMPROMISE
SERVICE
JUSTICE
DISTRIBUTION
CONSENSUS
INCARNATION

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
CGE1f Seeks intimacy with God and celebrates communion with God, others and creation through prayer and worship
CGE1h Respects the faith traditions, world religions and the life-journeys of all people of good will
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
CGE4a Demonstrates a confident and positive sense of self and respect for the dignity and welfare of others
CGE5a Works effectively as an interdependent team member
CGE5e Respects the rights, responsibilities and contributions of self and others
CGE6a Relates to family members in a loving, compassionate and respectful manner
CGE6e Ministers to the family, school, parish, and wider community through service
CGE7c Seeks and grants forgiveness
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