|Charity = social service. Charity provides
direct services like food, clothing, shelter.
||Justice = social change. Justice promotes social change in
institutions or political structures. |
|Charity responds to immediate needs.
||Justice responds to long-term needs.
|Charity is directed at the effects of
injustice, its symptoms. Charity addresses problems that already
exist. Otherwise put: LOVE MOPS UP. ||Justice is directed at the root causes of social
problems. Justice addresses the underlying structures or causes
of these problems. Otherwise put:
JUSTICE TRIES TO MAKE SURE THE MESS ISN'T MADE TO BEGIN WITH. |
|Charity is private, individual acts.
||Justice is public, collective actions. |
|Examples of charity: homeless shelters, food shelves,
clothing drives, emergency services.
||Examples of justice: legislative advocacy, changing
policies and practices, political action. |