“Kinship is ‘being one.’ It means there is no ‘us’ and ‘them,’ there is only ‘us.’ Without kinship there is no peace, without kinship there is no justice.”
Tattoos on the Heart
Catholic Social Teaching asserts that all human beings must see within every person both a reflection of God and a mirror of themselves, and must honor and respect this dignity as a divine gift.
It’s not too late to join our Faith in Action Book Club! What did these stories teach you about kinship, compassion, redemption and mercy?
Join our Faith in Action book club! As you started reading the stories of the gang members—were you expecting monsters? “Human dignity comes from God, not from any human quality or accomplishment.”