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But I give money to charity, is that the same as social justice?
When we are sick with a sore throat, we might take some medicine to make us well. This is similar to the good work of charity - there is a need in society, so charity is there to help make the situation better.
Whereas, achieving social justice has a much broader meaning. It involves looking at why the need exists and preventing problem from occurring in the first place.
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others" - Nelson Mandela