Markets, inequality, and poverty

Recognizing the transcendent dignity of the human person and the requirement to alleviate poverty and foster a more equitable society, some practical steps were promoted:

Recognizing the transcendent dignity of the human person and the requirement to alleviate poverty and foster a more equitable society, some practical steps were promoted:

  • Help the poor improve the quality of their services and products to meet international standards and help them find sustainable markets globally so they earn higher returns for their labor;
  • Organize local self-help groups and cooperatives to instill in the poor the habit of thrift and increase their collective creditworthiness;
  • Focus on some segment among the growing service sectors, and empower the youth among the poor to capitalize on emerging opportunities;
  • Introduce organic farming, food processing, packing, and marketing; and
  • Where there is a great demand in affluent countries, train youths and find employment for them in skilled physical labor like driving, plumbing, and care of children, the elderly, and ill.
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A Show of Support

Students, faculty, staff rally against racism on Santa Clara University’s campus.

The Gift

Sacrifice, given willingly and with love, makes us human.

On Being Better

How can we be better to each other, particularly as white people seek to become allies?

The Sacrificial Tweet

A single misstep on social media comes at a high price these days. And yet we’re being asked to speak up louder and more frequently against injustice. What are we willing to sacrifice to keep posting?