Most of our religious traditions speak about path of mercy and charity. Our foundational religious texts urge us to express our love for neighbor by dealing with the immediate needs of the poor and marginalized. We feed the hungry, we clothe the naked and we shelter the homeless.
Because charity alone is rarely enough, our traditions also encourage us on the path of justice. Justice comprises all of the ways that we work on the underlying structural issues, the root causes of poverty, homelessness and hunger.
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