Medellín Conference Statement on Justice


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I. Pertinent facts

1. There are many studies of the Latin American people. All of these studies describe the misery that besets large masses of human beings in all of our countries. That misery, as a collective fact, expresses itself as injustice which cries to the heavens.

What has perhaps not been sufficiently said is that in general the efforts which have been made have not been able to assure that justice be honored and realized in every sector of the respective national communities. Often families do not find concrete possibilities for the education of their...

Source: Documents on Justice, Peace, and Poverty. Second General Conference of Latin American Bishops, Medellín, Colombia, August 24–September 6, 1968