Justice itself is inherent to direct sharing. This is why the commitment to removing the causes of marginalisation and injustice is tightly linked to the life of sharing, making it full and credible.

“This is one of the most characteristic aspects of our vocation. We cannot limit ourselves to providing succour to the victims of this society, we must go beyond this, to the point at which society is prevented from continuing to create victims.”

“It is not enough to shoulder the cross of our brother or sister, we have to tell those who make such crosses to desist. We cannot give food to the hungry and then go arm in arm with those who create that hunger. The commitment to justice is therefore fundamental. We address ourselves to those with the power to oppress or to liberate, in order to remove the causes of injustice.”

This vision takes us to the heart of all historical events and impels us to make a serious commitment within society to give a voice to those who do not have one, making this a non-violent struggle.
Many actions can be taken to remove the causes of marginalisation.
For example, the causes of marginalisation are removed when institutions are replaced by fostering, when old people’s homes are replaced by family villages linked to family homes; when all the oppressed are rendered active participants in society and in the Church, giving the least opportunities to redeem themselves, liberating slaves, developing the Society of Gratuitousness, making sharing widespread.

To achieve this dimension it is necessary for all Community members to:

  • Gain awareness of the causes behind the distress of those with whom they share their life;
  • Become familiar with the solutions proposed by the Community to remove the causes of the various areas of marginalisation;
  • Take the action that the Community puts forward to remove the causes of marginalisation and injustice;
  • Suggest that young people in particular take part in the liberation action proposed by the Community.

You cannot give out of charity what is due out of justice.
It is necessary to struggle openly too liberate the truth held enchained in injustice.
Closely linked to justice is the concept of the Society of Gratuitousness that absolutely must be created. 
The commitment to evangelising and liberating the least is the measure of the Community’s vitality.


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