The middle school youth will understand the need for true justice in order to obtain peace both globally and personally.
“If you want peace, work for justice.” (Pope Paul VI) Our God is one of true justice and mercy. We are called to protect and defend human life and the freedoms that are given to us by our heavenly Father. However, in our world, there are great injustices that cause civil unrest and global confrontations. The Catholic Church speaks boldly about the need to seek justice to avoid conflicts that threaten life. War has far-reaching consequences that affect all of humanity: the killing of innocent civilians, destruction of natural resources and the rise of hatred between the parties involved.