IPJC Justice Cafés
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Join the Conversation on the Common Good
This month’s topic proved to be very relevant to all present, therefore we had a lively conversation about how the common good was and wasn't being carried out in our society, what the world could be like if people were more sensitive towards acting to benefit the common good, and how we could personally promote better living practices that would benefit all. While much of the beginning of our conversation was a bit negative, focusing a lot on how we see the care for the common good lacking in our community, we were able to start thinking about simple ways that people do act for the good of all and how we may get others to think about acting in such a way, for instance through promotion of things such as abstinence from pornography, buying free trade items or local food, or even just cleaning up after yourself in your home and neighborhoods. In the end we all had to agree that working with the common good as our goal is the best option as there are so many competing social justice causes in need of attention that we need to be sure that we work together to make the best possible situation for all.
It seems like in your conversation you were able to see the common good as a thread running through so much of where we are called to act! Thanks for the update.
From the Davidson College Justice Cafe: "In order to promote the Common Good, we must not take our choices for granted and consciously choose with others in mind (for example: buying fair trade to ensure we are supporting dignified business practice, even though fair trade items may cost more)."
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