The Seven Themes of
Catholic Social Teaching
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
We need to love and respect all people. We were all created equal in God's image. We should be able to not have wars, to work out our disputes peacefully. We should not hurt anyone just because they did something wrong.
Care tries to get rid of poverty around the world. They try to help people who are most vulnerable to hunger, poverty, and disease. They also try to help people who are not considered equal to us.
Call to Family, Community, and Participation
We are all equal. We all should get a chance to participate in elections, and things that will affect you. Don't let others take your rights from you just because they think it is the right thing to do.
This organization's mission is to "engage and build political power for young people in our country." They are a non-profit organization. Rock the Vote helps register voters over the phone.
Rights and Responsibilities
We all have a right to food, clothing, education, etc. We must work hard to make sure nobody takes these things from us. We must help protect those who can not protect themselves.
National Homeless protects people who are experiencing homelessness. They have one mission: "To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected."
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
We need to care for the poor and vulnerable in our community. We must close the gap between the poor and vulnerable and ourselves. We must try to include them. We must put them first.
How the City of Chicago homeless shelters and Emergency Services helps the poor and vulnerable is they provide services like homeless outreach, shelter and housing programs and supportive services. They also help provide transportation to shelters.
The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
To make a living, people need to work. The worker's rights must be protected. Workers must be able to be able to work in safe conditions, get paid a fair amount of money, and be able to talk about and fix problems where they work.
How United Nations Human Rights works to help people who need their works to be protected is they have meetings to discuss how to help protect people's rights. They bring together experts who exchange knowledge and best practices.
We all are one family, it doesn't matter what we look like or where we come from. We must all love other people as we love ourselves. To promote peace in a world of fighting is solidarity.
Peace Tour tries to "have world peace through technology. " They have a project, The Peace Tour. They are a non-profit organization.
Care for God's Creation
We must take care of God's creation. That is how we can show respect for God. We must live in harmony with God's creation and care and protect everything he has created. We must try to care and save the environment.
How the Ronald McDonald house is a good example of people helping care for God's creation is they help people and their families who are sick or in need of help. The Ronald McDonald house gives people a "home away from home".