412. On what is human equality based?

All persons enjoy equal dignity and fundamental rights insofar as they are created in the image of the one God, are endowed with the same rational soul, have the same nature and origin, and are called in Christ, the one and only Savior, to the same divine beatitude.


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1934. Created in the image of the one God and equally endowed with rational souls, all men have the same nature and the same origin. Redeemed by the sacrifice of Christ, all are called to participate in the same divine beatitude: all therefore enjoy an equal dignity.

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1935. The equality of men rests essentially on their dignity as persons and the rights that flow from it:

Every form of social or cultural discrimination in fundamental personal rights on the grounds of sex, race, color, social conditions, language, or religion must be curbed and eradicated as incompatible with God's design.40

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1945. The equality of men concerns their dignity as persons and the rights that flow from it.


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Manna in the Wilderness: How did God provide manna for his people in the desert and what does this teach us about providing it? (Exodus 16)

What does the Bible say about the true source of comfort in times of trouble?

What is the importance of reading and studying God’s law and what example can we find in the story of Ezra?

What was the religious reform implemented by King Hezekiah and how did it impact the history of Judah?

How important is courage and boldness according to Proverbs 28:1?

What is the role of faith in the midst of suffering, according to Job 13:15-16?

What is the importance of prayer and intercession in the Christian life, according to 1 Timothy 2:1-4?

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