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Social Justice at the Heart of Faith

Duncan, Bruce (2014) Social Justice at the Heart of Faith. Gesher, 4 (5). pp. 30-33. ISSN 1037-2652

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    This article argues that Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths all believe in a God intensely concerned about human wellbeing. They all see concern for the disadvantaged as a core element of their faith. In particular Jesus concurs with the Jewish prophets that rejects piety if it ignores the poor and distressed. The author thinks that there is great common ground within these religions for closer collaboration in the joint task of improving human wellbeing for everyone in our world.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): religion, war, Iraq, Islam ISIS, common good, wellbeing, social justice, Sowle Cahill, secularisation, Rabbi Skorka, Sheik Omar Abboud, Pope Francis, Amos, Isaiah, Jesus, Jewish Scriptures,UN Millennium Development Goals
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220402 Comparative Religious Studies
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
    C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950407 Social Ethics
    Type of Activity: Applied Research
    Subject Area(s): D - Ethics / Moral Theology
    A - World Religions
    Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
    Depositing User: Dr Bruce Duncan
    Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 12:12
    Last Modified: 24 Apr 2015 12:12
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1736

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