Solidarity: Solidarity with the Human Family
Our culture is tempted to turn inward, becoming indifferent and sometimes isolationist in the face of international responsibilities. Catholic social teaching proclaims that we are our brothers' and sisters' keepers, wherever they live. We are one human family, whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. Violent conflict and the denial of dignity and rights to people anywhere on the globe diminishes each of us. Learning to practice the virtue of solidarity means learning that “loving our neighbor” has global dimensions in an interdependent world.