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Pursuing the Common Good: How Solidarity and Subsidiarity Can Work Together

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Fourteenth Plenary Session, 1-6 May 2008
Acta 14, eds Margaret S. Archer and Pierpaolo Donati
Vatican City, 2008
pp. 708
ISBN 978-88-86726-23-8

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FIRST SESSION – SUBSIDIARITY, SOLIDARITY AND THE COMMON GOOD


The Fundamental Principles of Social Doctrine. The Issue of their Interpretation (PDF)
Roland Minnerath


Comment:
Solidarity and Subsidiarity as Parts of Justice and Agape/Charity
(PDF)
Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo


The Coherence of the Four Basic Principles of Catholic Social Doctrine – An Interpretation (PDF)
Russell Hittinger


Comment (PDF)
Diarmuid Martin


Don, solidarité et subsidiarité (PDF)
Jacques T. Godbout


Conditions de possibilité d’une subsidiarité solidariste. Éléments d’une théorie de l’action (PDF)
Alain Caillé


Comment
Entre la voix et la croix, le don et la donation
(PDF)
Frédéric Vandenberghe


Par Cum Pari. Notes on the Horizontality of Peer to Peer Relationships in the Context of the Verticality of a Hierarchy of Values (PDF)
Michel Bauwens


SECOND SESSION – FAMILY AND EDUCATION


The State and the Family in a Subsidiary Society (PDF)
Pierpaolo Donati


Comments
The State and the Family in a Subsidiary Society. Guidelines for a Subsidiary Family Policy
(PDF)
Manfred Spieker


Familie und Erziehung (PDF)
Paul Kirchhof


The German Initiative ‘Lokale Bündnisse für Familie’ (PDF)
Jan Schröder


Education, Subsidiarity and Solidarity: Past, Present and Future (PDF)
Margaret S. Archer


Subsidiarity in Chilean Education (PDF)
Pedro Morandé


Comment (PDF)
Juan J. Llach


A Global Education Program: The Case of Novos Alagados (Salvador Bahia, Brazil) (PDF)
Alberto Piatti


THIRD SESSION – ECONOMY AND CIVIL SOCIETY


Reciprocity, Civil Economy, Common Good (PDF)
Stefano Zamagni


Comment
Is Reciprocity the Best Path for the Common Good?
(PDF)
José T. Raga


The Economy of Communion (PDF)
Luigino Bruni


Social Capital and Personal Identity (PDF)
Partha Dasgupta


Comment (PDF)
Joseph Stiglitz


Organizations Acting in a Subsidiary Way in Civil Society (The Case of the ‘Food Bank’) (PDF)
Giorgio Vittadini


Microfinance – A Success Story of Solidarity and Subsidiarity: The State of the Art (PDF)
Alfonso Prat-Gay


FOURTH SESSION – SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE COMMON GOOD


Social Justice and the Common Good Within and Between Different Spheres of Society (PDF)
Rafael Alvira


Comment (PDF)
Rocco Buttiglione


ROUND TABLE – SOLIDARITY AND SUBSIDIARITY IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS


Lumière et ombres dans les rapports entre ONG et Organisations internationales (PDF)
Ombretta Fumagalli Carulli


The Idea of the Good Samaritan in International Human Rights Law (PDF)
Angelika Nußberger


Solidarity and Subsidiarity in International Relations (PDF)
Vittorio Possenti


Contribution to the Round Table
(PDF)
Herbert Schambeck


La solidarité et la subsidiarité dans les relations internationales (PDF)
Louis Sabourin


Solidarity, Cooperation and Development – An Outline (PDF)
Krzysztof Skubiszewski


Solidarity and Subsidiarity in International Relationships (PDF)
Mina Ramirez


PROSPECTS


Discovering the Relational Character of the Common Good (PDF)
Pierpaolo Donati


APPENDIX


Comment to the texts presented by H.E. Msgr. Roland Minnerath and H.E. Msgr. Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo (PDF)
Herbert Schambeck

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Pursuing the Common Good

Plenary Session 2-6 May 2008 – In the social teaching of the Church, solidarity and subsidiarity... Read more

Until recently it was possible to circumvent exclusion, destitution and misery. Today that concealment is impossible, because instead of progress in overcoming poverty, threats emerge of an epidemic of hunger, on which the Brazilian Josué de Castro has written shocking pages. Those calamities have increased: in fact, according to the World Bank, the 83% rise in food prices over the past three years has pushed us back seven years: although we seem to move forward like the turtle in the paradoxes of Zeno of Elea, we remain in the same place or regress.
In these sessions we will deal with of solidarity and subsidiarity, which are necessary in this turbulent period in which the reaction of the excluded becomes challenging. The resignation of old has been repealed by the new media. The aggressiveness of those who have nothing to lose is correlated with the aggressiveness of those who have little to share. This contrasts with the attitude of those who add to the futile accumulation of goods that are asleep in the soil, the awakening of violence in the wretched of the earth. The culture of affluence repeats the scene of parable of the rich man's table but the number of diners hasn't increased, and that which falls off the table is insufficient for those below, who await, starving.

Belisario Betancur

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