America is running an excerpt from Millennial writer Meghan Clark’s book The Vision of Catholic Social Thought: The Virtue of Solidarity and the Praxis of Human Rights. She writes:
Common humanity must be the starting point understood through radical interdependence. Catholic social thought offers an understanding of human persons in community in which human dignity is always both personal and universal. My dignity is bound up in yours, and mine is attacked where yours is attacked—this challenges hard distinctions between us and them.