Thursday, December 12, 2019

Human Flourishing Catholic Social

Question: Discuss about the Human Flourishing for Catholic Social. Answer: Introduction Right to education is one of the basic and fundamental rights which every individual possesses worldwide. There should always be fairness among the access to the right. The principles of CST explain various teachings which are required to follow to have a better society to live in. In the Articles 28 and 29 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child also states that education is a basic right of every child and no child must be deprived of this right and facility(dignityinschools, 2011).The report will discuss the CST principles, their relevance with the story of Jake and Cooper, the two children who have experienced number of difficulties in getting access to these rights because of the disorder they hold. There has also been provided an analysis of three major concepts i.e. human flourishing, Ubuntu and the golden rule. Catholic Social Thought Principles There are few principles of CST i.e. Catholic Social Thought which can be related to the story of Jake and Cooper. Human Dignity: It is believed in CST that human dignity is the grounds of the teachings and principles of CST. And for having a society with moral vision there is a need of human dignity. Common Good: it is mentioned in CST that there must be efforts by the all the institutions and the government for protecting the human dignity and human life as well as facilitating the common and shared good (Toso, Pompey, Gehrig, DoleÃ… ¾el, 2015) Responsibilities and Rights: it is said in the principles of CST that there can be attainment of a healthy community only if the human responsibilities are met adequately as well as if the human rights are protected effectively. Every person has an equal right to life as well as to the elements which are necessary for human decency. For the vulnerable and the poor: the principles of CST states that the needs and the requirements of the vulnerable as well as the poor must be put first and there should be fair practices for their fulfilment (Celestial Santos, 2015) Participation: it is a right of the individuals to have their participation in the cultural, political and economic life of the society as per the principles of CST. There is a need that each and every individual must be involved in the community and the society. The individuals must not be separated on the basis of race or culture. Rights of Workers: it is stated in the CST principles that the rights and dignity of the workers is of greater importance. There must be adequate and fair wages for the workers. There must always be a dignified position for them so that they can realize a standard in the society. The organizations must give all the rights to the workers which they are accountable for (Sullivan Pagnucco, 2014) Stewardship of Creation: in the CST it is said that respect should be given to the one who created us i.e. the God. There must be admiration given to the creator through the stewardship of creation so that there can be value for life, environment, planet and people. Solidarity: solidarity means that there is a sense of belongingness and respect for our neighbours. The principal explains that in whatever nation we live there is a need of solidarity i.e. loved for neighbours(ABC, 2015). Governments role: The principle explains that the role of Government is also very necessary and vital to have optimistic moral functioning. The individuals must assist and support the Government in building a society with common good, human dignity and protected rights of all the individuals. Promotion of Peace: in the teachings it is stated that peace is a very optimistic concept which promotes confidence, respect and friendliness among the people of the societies and the nations. There are binding agreements as an outcome of peace. The greater the peace will be there, the higher will be the justice in the world(cctwincities, 2015). Relevancy of the principles of CST with the story of Jake and Cooper The story of Jake and Cooper has a high relevancy with the principles of CST. It can be analyzed that the principles of CST states that each and every individual has an equal right over the education and other basic needs to be accomplished. They cannot be left deprived of because of various reasons such as metal disorder, physical disability or any other factor on which they have no control. But they were because of the disabilities and were not allowed to get the similar rights over education. As per the CST principle of responsibilities and rights every person has an equal right to life as well as to the elements which are necessary for human decency. The principle of vulnerable and poor also states that the needs of the vulnerable should also be accomplished with no relevancy with their disability or vulnerability(Valadez Mirci, 2015). Analysis through the concepts of human flourishing, Ubuntu and the Golden Rule that there is an interrelation of the concepts of self and community Concepts of Human flourishing, Ubuntu and the Golden Rule Human Flourishing: human flourishing is a major concept which laid emphasis over five major things i.e. achievements and accomplishments, to give a purpose and meaning to the life, to have higher engagement, build positive emotion and have smooth relationships among individuals. Human flourishing can be simply understood as a sense of community as well as a sense of purpose (ANNETT, 2016). Ubuntu: the primary aim of Ubuntu is promoting humanism worldwide i.e. both on international as well as domestic level. It is an effective tool for strengthening a community, for having communication through dignity, community support and achievement of identity through community commitment, generosity, empathy and mutualism. Ubuntu can be simply defined as a humane way in which the individuals must treat and respect each other. It is a well-defined aspect which states that A person is a person through other persons (Jolley, 2011). The Golden Rule: it is recognized as the ethic of reciprocity. The Golden rule is defined as the ethical principle which is universally accepted. The Golden Rule has the power to be the ethical foundation as the human family works for building and creating a sustainable and peaceful global community (AustralianCatholicUniversity, 2016). Analysis From all the three concepts it can be well established and evaluated that there is an interconnectivity and inter-relation between the concepts of community and self. All the three concepts have a dependency on each other. The human flourishing will have acceptance of five factors which results into positive outcome i.e. Ubuntu and this develops an ethical approach in the society to work together by accomplishments, respect for individuals and higher community commitment. Conclusion The report concludes that whether its Jake and Cooper or any other child there must be no unfair practices which make the children deprived of their basic educational rights. The CST states and describes that there are ten major principles which provide the basic rights of the individuals, the other social good and the way in which the individuals must involve in the community. It is necessary for the children to educate so that the community and society can have a better future. Thus individuals are required to follow the principles as well as schools and institutions must adopt fairer practices so that even the disable children can have their right over education. References ABC., 2015, May 17. ABC. Retrieved January 03, 2017, from ABC: Annett, A., 2016. Human Flourishing, The Common Good, And Catholic Social Teaching. Rome. AustralianCatholicUniversity, 2016. Retrieved Januray 03, 2017, from cctwincities, 2015. cctwincities. Retrieved January 03, 2017, from cctwincities: Celestial, R.R., Santos, C.A.L., 2015, March 2. CatholicSocialTeachings: Relevance to current social concerns and peoples participation in resolving issues and problemsas indicated by mainstream media editorials. Manila, Philippines: De La Salle University. Retrieved January 03, 2017: dignityinschools, 2011. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Articles 28 and 29. Retrieved January 03, 2017: Jolley, D. R., 2011. U B U N T U .A person is a person through other persons. 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