In the Christian faith, harmony between our relationship with God, people and the world around us is important. The link between faith and justice is the dignity of people. Commitment to justice through faith seeks to make that dignity a reality for every human being. Justice seeks to bring meaning to words such as dignity by making our lives reflect what we believe. Faith can inspire us to act for change.
And so compassion is the beginning, the middle and the end of our commitment to justice. Reaching out to those whose dignity is being denied or threatened is the meaning and the content of our struggle for justice.
“(Solidarity) is not a feeling of vague compassion or shallow distress at the misfortune of so many people, both near and far. On the contrary, it is a firm and persevering determination to commit oneself to the common good, that is to say, to the good of all and of each individual because we are all really responsible for all”. - Pope John Paul II