Mahatma Gandhi said “I have no right to more than I need when my brother has less than he needs”.
The same is true in our lives. When the rights of some people in our society are not protected, all of our rights are affected. We are all responsible for seeking change. When we seek those changes in our society and our world, we are seeking social justice.
At the heart of social justice lies the belief that every human being deserves dignity and respect. These values are the basis of our human rights. Part of respecting the human rights we enjoy as individuals is in understanding that we are responsible for making sure everyone else receives the same dignity and respect.
“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom” – Bob Dylan