Principles of Catholic Social Thought (CST)

Principles of Catholic Social Thought (CST).


Choose 5 principles of Catholic Social Thought (CST), 1) state, define and describe these coherently; and 2) explain what each reveals about the interrelationship between “self” and “community General Instructions: • Construct a feature article stating, defining and describing, in writing, 3-5 principles of Catholic Social Thought (CST) as outlined in the unit; explain the inter-relationship between “self” and “community” (with reference to 3-5 principles of Catholic Social Thought that you have chosen) • The 3-5 should be chosen from these nine principles: Dignity of the Human Person; Common Good; Preferential Option for the Poor; Subsidiarity; Universal Purpose of Goods; Stewardship of Creation; Promotion of Peace; Participation; Globalsolidarity. • The feature article may have illustrations/artwork that relate to the content of your article, which must be referenced correctly. Try and make your article interesting and engaging for readers. Sources that should be used.. Choosing the Common Good, Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Alive Publishing Ltd., Stoke on Trent, 2010. Vote for the Common Good, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales 2001. Byron, William, “Ten Building Blocks of Catholic Social Teaching”, 1998, (August 1 2017) (6 pages in total) Hornsby-Smith, Michael P. An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2006, especially pages 104-112 Massaro, SJ, Thomas, Living Justice : Catholic Social Teaching in Action, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015, especially Chapter 5, pp.81-102 And find others of your choice from JSTOR only please. Also in the assignment please mention about.. Good Life and the Golden Rule; “I am because we are”; individual and society; the history and principles of Catholic Social thought; Human Flourishing and the Common Good. Here is some information about it… 1.3 THE GOOD LIFE AND THE GOLDEN RULE 1.3.1 WHAT CONSTITUTES A GOOD LIFE? 

How do human beings thrive? What do we need to enable us to realise our potential? How do we judge what we really need as opposed to what we really want? How do we ensure that all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential as human beings, no matter what their circumstances? There are many challenges in this for modern, Western societies, where individualism, consumerism, and materialism often lead to great inequities. 1.3.2 WHAT IS THE GOLDEN RULE? This is known as the ‘Ethic of Reciprocity’ and is found in numerous cultures, religions, ethical systems and secular philosophies. It trascends so many traditions and philosophies and is often described as the universal ethical principle. The Golden Rule has the capacity to be the ethical cornerstone as the human family works together to build a peaceful, just and sustainable global society. Its appeal is augmented by the fact that its message is simple, universal and powerful

Principles of Catholic Social Thought (CST)

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