Solidarity is one of the themes of Catholic Social Teaching (CST). Solidarity inspires us to recognize that we all belong to one human family and depend on that family to live healthy, meaningful lives. Regardless of differences in what we look like or where we come from, we are all sisters and brothers: we are all God’s children.
The Gospel calls us to create a society in which all people are cared for and loved. One way to live in solidarity is by considering what others need, and not simply what we want. In CST, this is known as the “common good.”
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