“Solidarity helps us to see the ‘other’ –whether a person, people or nation- not just as some kind of instrument, with a work capacity and physical strength to be exploited at low cost and then discarded when no longer useful, but as our ‘neighbor,’ a ‘helper’ (cf. Gn 2:18-20), to be made a sharer on a par with ourselves in the banquet of life to which all are equally invited by God.” On Social Concern, #39. Copyright 2005, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Washington, D.C. All rights reserved.
Submitted: N. Rademacher, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Religious Studies