Peace and Justice: Young First, According to Pope Benedict XVI - Page 3
As noted by Monsignor Mario Toso, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, "what is “to stimulate awareness on national and international issues" if not to ensure that all social actors, including young people, to realize the problems posed by migration biblical, by poverty, foreign debt, as the fall of the dictatorial regimes in Africa or other continents, by the financial crisis still going on, food and environmental crises, the transformation of democracy in the sense populist, oligarchic? All problems, which arise in a context of globalization, a process that if a favorable majority of the human family unification and growth of different peoples, not avoid, perhaps, the emergence of new imbalances and inequalities of social dysfunction?"
And again: "As you can imagine how appropriate 'redistribution of wealth' if not educating to organize the economy so that, in all its phases, as always suggests Caritas in Veritate, is experienced not only of commutative justice, but contributive and distributive justice, too, that social justice, both domestically and internationally? It is then also necessary to imagine a work of redistribution by the States and the international community? But how can it meet the needs of a global social justice if you will provide proportionate political authority, articulated on different levels according to the principle of subsidiarity?"
There are many paths to take and choices to make, and if "peace is not a good thing already achieved, but a goal to which we every one aspire to," Benedict XVI concludes, "look to the future with greater hope, work for make our world a more human and fraternal, and feel united in the responsibility towards the younger and future generations, particularly in educating to be peaceful and artisans of peace".