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IPR Graduate Fellow and CUA doctoral student Robert Christian examines a recent tweet from Pope Francis May 2 for Time.com. This is Christian's third opinion piece for Time.com since March.

Pope Francis' Tweet About Inequality is the Wake-Up Call We Need

From: Time
Date: May 2, 2014
Author: Robert Christian, IPR Graduate Fellow and doctoral student

 

"There is a common root to most (or perhaps all) grave forms of social injustice: the rejection of human equality and the influence of this rejection on human relationships and institutions.

Human persons are fundamentally equal in their worth and dignity. A person’s worth is not dependent on their lineage, how they fit in some utopian scheme, how much they produce or consume, their autonomy or independence, or their race, intelligence, age, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. Human worth is innate and cannot be forfeited. And it is equal in each person."

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