AMERICA/CHILE - Indigenous people, poor people, young people and migrants: "the new faces of the excluded"

Thursday, 14 January 2016 episcopal conferences   collaboration   poverty  

Santiago (Agenzia Fides) - The "Justice and Peace" Commission of the Social Pastoral Caritas in Chile, a body of the Episcopal Conference, presented the document "Equity and development in Chile: the new faces of the excluded", which aims to promote dialogue on integral development with maggior equity. The Chilean Catholic Church explains in the document that "excessive economic and social differences among family members or people are scandalous and are opposed to social justice, equity, the dignity of the human person and social and international peace".
The 33-page document is divided into three parts: it reports the details of the situation of inequality in Chile, then cites "the elements that contribute to ethical values" and finally, "calls to focus on proposals to help address the challenge of a more just and equitable society". The text, as demonstrated by the note sent to Fides, is an invitation to reflect and, above all, to talk once again about the issue of equity which seriously undermines the foundations of the social system. (CE) (Agenzia Fides 14/01/2016)