Social Justice Week 2012. Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. Social Justice Week 2012. Because we are a Eucharistic people we must be involved in ensuring people have enough to eat. Our Mission. CST: The Universal Destination of Goods.
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Because we are a Eucharistic people we must be involved in ensuring people have enough to eat.
CST: The Universal Destination of Goods
The earth and all it produces is intended for every person. Private ownership is acceptable but there is also a responsibility to ensure all have enough to live in dignity. If we have more than we need, there is a social obligation to ensure that others do not go without.
He huanōteoneone, ā, nāteringatangataimahi
- Liturgy of the Eucharist
Meals refresh and nourish. Meals are gathering points.
Meals provide a setting for conversation, friendships,
remembering, and sharing with one another.
Earth, sky and sea and all of life unite in the giving and receiving of food, making every meal a sacred event.
Sharing of food is the central action of Eucharist. What does Eucharist mean in a needy world?
Every 12 seconds a child dies of hunger.
925 million people are starving in our world.
Hunger is a global tragedy because it is avoidable.
Food and Justice
Food and Justice
At least three worksheets per level (junior, middle, senior).
All worksheets to download from the Schools section of the Caritas website.
Includes map templates, statistics, problem solving outlines, Caritas partnership in the Sahel, West Africa.
Some included in the teacher’s pack. Free to order.
Quote from the Eucharistic Liturgy.
From seeds to cultivation, harvest, production, market, consumption…
many loving hands.
Key concept of sharing what we have.
Using Gospel values we ask
‘What comes next?’
‘Who misses out?’
The meal of the Eucharist is the celebration of the hospitality of God, shared by guests who commit themselves to become fellow hosts with God.
- Monika Hellwig: The Eucharist and the hunger of the world.
The basic theology of Eucharist as a proclamation of social justice looks to transform both persons and communities.
- John Coleman: How the Eucharist proclaims social justice.
To those who have hunger give bread.
And to those who have bread give the hunger for justice.