UNCC100 Self and Community Assignment

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Running head: CST, SELF AND COMMUNITYSelf and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern SocietyStudent NameUniversity nameAuthor Name
CST, SELF AND COMMUNITYPrinciples of Catholic Social ThoughtsCatholic Social Thoughts (CST) is not only the catholic social thoughts by the higherauthorities of Christian institution but also includes significant social thinking. The principleshave existed for more than two thousand years but the first documented proof is dated back to1891 (Catholicsocialteaching.org.uk, 2017). The nine principles of are interpreted and discussedbelow in contemporary social setting.Dignity of humanDignity of human serves as the primary platform on which other principles of CatholicSocial Thoughts are relying. Catholic social teaching tells us that God is the original creator andhuman’s likeness encouraged him to imprint himself in the human form (Thiselton, 2015). Thatreflects how every human is valuable and deserves great respect. The obsession with earthlyobjects often misguides us to follow the path of disrespect of human dignity. The dignity ofsacred human must not get exploited or manipulated. Every human being is equal to god and thisprinciple teaches us to form our voice against the global equality in various aspects of life.Present day human rights issues reflect this catholic principle clearly. However the catholicsocial teaching follows certain decisions about issues like euthanasia or abortion as these dealswith starting and ending of life.Community and Common goodThe coming of digital era and globalization has promoted the concept of individualismgreatly. Though by definition individualism is embracing one’s individual freedom but in realityit is focusing more on selfish practice. This principle of catholic social thoughts is working to
CST, SELF AND COMMUNITYpreserve and promote the common good of all human beings not just for individuals (Engelland,2014). This principle states that the common good binds both the individual and community for acommon purpose. Human being is social and sacred and in order to survive successfully he needsothers. The social unity cannot be ignored by an individual. Every individual must contribute tothe society based on his knowledge and capability. The common good lies in the common areathat exists in between two extremes such as extreme individualism and collectivism likecommunism (Bretherton, 2016). The wellbeing of the entire human race should be the aim ofhuman responsibility. The interdependence is getting more complicated because of the complexnature of the society. This transnational quality eliminates the individuality and establishesequality in society’s every segment.Goods for Universal purposeIn the catholic doctrine every good of God’s creation possesses individual right butserves a common purpose (Stabile, 2006). God has not only created the society for individual toinhabit but also the power for them to take care of his creations. The wellbeing of everything andeveryone must be taken care of by everyone. The ultimate purpose of all of Good’s goods is thehuman development. The ideal world where the exchange of benefit is mutual and everyoneexperiences the progress is desired as the destination. The individual and the community canachieve the destination if they work together and for each other by fulfilling the purposes ofGod’s creations.Promotion for PeaceCatholic Social Thoughts demonstrates peace as a social condition where under theguidance of God every human soul is living in harmony with dignity and all his creations are
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