Common Good = “Good” of all in society Working for the common good= working for a just society where there is EQUITY EQUITY = FAIR Equitable society??? Equitable economy??? Are the decisions being made in society keep the common good in mind? Equity (ECONOMY) An economy in which the apportionment of resources or goods among the people is considered fair. We (the Church) also have a duty to secure and respect these rights not only for ourselves, but for others, and to fulfill our responsibilities to our families, to each other, and to the larger society. -- U.S. Catholic Bishops, Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Call to Political Responsibility Each person also has a right to the conditions for living a decent life: faith and family life food and shelter education and employment health care and housing An “equitable society” should have: Affordable housing Employment at a living wage Universal access to affordable, quality health care Just welfare policies Immigration and campaign finance reform Global peace and security priorities Efforts toward sustainable development Just international trade and investment NETWORK addresses a range of political issues that currently fall under the broad categories of economic equity and global peace. Economic equity addresses: the federal budget, which is defined as a moral statement of the nation's priorities and an instrument for the common good.