Justice in Religion

Justice in Religion

Gerry O'Hanlon SJ

Gerry O'Hanlon SJ is asked: What is the role of the Catholic Church in promoting social Justice?

Justice is a value that is shared across religions, cultures and even time. A sense of justice can lead us to make right decisions on current problems.


“Let there be men and women who will bend their energies not to strengthen positions of privilege, but, to the extent possible, reduce privilege in favour of the underprivileged.

…evil is overcome only by good, hate by love, egoism by generosity. It is thus that we must sow justice in our world. To be just, it is not enough to refrain from injustice. One must go further and refuse to play its game, substituting love for self-interest as the driving force of society” - Pedro Arrupe SJ