Justice in the Global Economy - Building Sustainable and Inclusive Communities
Since the beginning of his Pontificate, Pope Francis has repeatedly called both the Church and the larger society to turn their attention to issues of justice in today’s global economy. The Pope calls for actions that include alleviating the suffering of the poor, reducing inequality between rich and poor, overcoming the patterns of exclusion that cause so much conflict and violence today. Building inclusive and sustainable communities stands as a major demand of our times: communities that allow everyone to share in the wealth accumulated by generations, with special concern for the most vulnerable; communities that are committed to protect the environment.
This is the challenge taken up in this special document, to reflect on how current economics are affecting inclusion and sustainability and to explore ways in which economics can better respond to the needs of the poor and the environment. The Jesuit Secretariats for Social Justice and Ecology and for Higher Education assigned this task to a Task Force of experts to help Jesuits and other members of the larger Ignatian family address these challenges. This Report is the result of the Task Force’s work.
"Justice in the Global Economy Building Sustainable and Inclusive Communities." Promotio Iustitiae Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat: Task Force on the Economy, No 121, 2016.