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8-3 Glossary

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GLOSSARY

Charity - Working to meet people's needs out of love for God and neighbor.  Charity or love, is a theological virtue.  

Social Justice - The respect for all creation and human rights that allows people to get what they need to live and to realize their God-given dignity.

Poverty
1) the state of being poor
2) a lack of something  

Dignity - The quality of being worthy of honor or respect

Solidarity - A close relationship or unity with others.  Living in solidarity means we share with people who are poor or powerless not only our material goods but also our friendship and prayers.

Vulnerable  - Easily hurt or harmed physically, mentally, or emotionally

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