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2011 - Fair play and the common good

Caritas Social Justice Week booklet (No 16) looks at aspects of inequality, fairness and justice in New Zealand society – in the light of Catholic social teaching. 

International disparity between rich and poor is obvious, but it can be harder to see and respond to the poverty ‘at our gate’.  Using a sporting metaphor, the booklet On a level playing field: fair play and the common good 'blows the whistle’ on issues of fairness and inequality in our midst.

A foreword from the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference reminds us we are to strive for the common good – ‘the good of all of us … of all the people, families and groups that make up our society’.