Dignity means ‘the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect’. Therefore, ‘Dignity’ in Catholic Social Teaching means that every human being should be treated equally. This is because everybody is made in God’s image and His likeness and therefore equal in the eyes of God. This is so important that the other principles are based on this.
‘Every person is immensely holy and deserves our love.’ Pope Francis
‘So God created humankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. … God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.’ Genesis
‘”You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” There is no commandment greater than this.’ Mark 12:31
During One World Week we learn about different cultures and religions. We learn that everyone should be treated equally and with dignity.
During Anti-Bullying week, pupils learn that we should treat everyone equally with dignity and kindness.
During our school’s International Day we celebrate our different heritages. We remember how we are all made in God’s image and we enjoy learning about the similarities and differences in our heritages.