If there is any issue today that is getting a loud outcry, it is social justice or civil justice. It is an issue that portrays the harsh reality of life. It speaks about compassion for those who suffer and experience injustices in life and the need to give them the help that they require. Social justice exists when all members of a society are accorded full human dignity and have equal opportunity to choose from among all available options for lifestyle and personal fulfillment.
Social justice is necessary to make any human society functions smoothly. Thus, respect for human dignity and human rights should also be our primary concern. These things are needed to maintain peace and order in our society.
The question is, with whom do we start? We can start by leading a simple, peaceful lives. Peace is a social order or set of human relationship in which community needs are met and social justice is attained through non violent and cooperative action by community members. This mean people are living in an atmosphere where there is maximum dispensing of friendliness and compassion, and harmonious coexistence. Respect of human dignity is a good beginning to a chain reaction of lasting peace.