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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: 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
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
A - World Religions
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Dr Bruce Duncan
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 02:12
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2015 02:12
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1736

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