Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice


Social Justice

Social justice is defined as "... promoting a just society by challenging injustice and valuing diversity.” It exists when "all people share a common humanity and therefore have a right to equitable treatment, support for their human rights, and a fair allocation of community  resources." In conditions of social justice, people are "not to be discriminated against, nor their welfare and well-being constrained or  prejudiced on the basis of gender, sexuality, religion, political  affiliations, age, race, belief, disability, location, social class, socioeconomic circumstances, or other characteristic of background or  group membership" (Toowoomba Catholic Education, 2006).
 

Why Social Justice Matters

Social Justice

Economic Justice

Economic justice​ is the idea that the ​economy​ will be more successful if it is fairer: that prosperity and ​justice​ go hand-in-hand rather than in opposition to one another. ... This is important in generating prosperity; but at the same time, it is also about creating good jobs that make the best of people's talents.
 

Six policies to reduce economic inequality

Economic Justice

Environmental Justice

Environmental justice (EJ)​ is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies.
 

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Justice

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Environmental Justice