New Challenges for Catholic-Inspired Ngos in Light of Caritas in Veritate
16 The Catholic Social Science Review 181 (2011)
14 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2012 Last revised: 27 Nov 2012
Date Written: 2011
The non-governmental organization (NGO) is perceived not only as a disseminator of information, monitor of human rights, or provider of services, but also as a shaper of national, regional, and international policy. Many members of the lay faithful, working with others from various Christian denominations, have established NGOs to monitor and to promote the rights of the unborn, the natural family, and many other topics of common interest. These NGOs lobby at the national, regional, and international levels. This paper discusses the role of the Catholic-inspired NGO on the international level with reference to the thought of Pope Benedict XVI in his encyclical, Caritas in Veritate.
Keywords: NGO, natural law, International law, Pope Benedict XVI, human rights
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