Solidarity is a key principle of Catholic social teaching and one that can embody every other principle. In this issue, you will read that solidarity is important in upholding human dignity, caring for the environment, and creating economic structures that nurture and promote sustainable living. Solidarity means working for an inclusive society in which everyone can participate. It is about standing on the side of the poor in their struggles. It is about justice and peace. It is about learning to live in deeper relationship with the whole world, with people of every race, creed, and religion, both near and far. Solidarity is about the pursuit of the common good for all creation. It is about building the Reign of God.
Inside this issue: The common good