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Faith-Based Foundations Of Social Justice: Where Learning And Life Converge, Lindsey C. Neimo Apr 2014

Faith-Based Foundations Of Social Justice: Where Learning And Life Converge, Lindsey C. Neimo

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Are people inherently good? This philosophical question has been contested in courtrooms and classrooms throughout the centuries as people try to determine true human nature. Worldly conflicts which result in homelessness, starvation, and wars challenge the goodness of humanity. Amid all of these difficult life situations, individuals, non-profits and religious organizations try to make a positive difference by changing the human condition for the better. These actions, commonly referred to as social justice, exist worldwide but are found most predominantly within religious communities.

My honors thesis will be looking specifically at Jewish and Catholic religious institutions and their rooted beliefs ...