Four principles for building peace, justice and fraternity – Pope Francis

Just finished reading the Pope’s full Exhortation – quite a document & much food for thought. I’m not a Catholic, but I have to say that I’m very grateful for his leadership.

One bit that I found particularly interesting was his articulation of four principles required to build peace, justice and fraternity, in the section on the common good and peace in society:

  1. Time is greater than space
  2. Unity prevails over conflict
  3. Realities are more important than ideas
  4. The whole is greater than the part

I can’t do justice here to the ideas behind each of these – I need to chew on them a bit, but it’s worth reading them in Francis’ words at the link above.

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