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Social justice is the application of the concept of justice on a social scale. The term appeared before the 1800s, including in the Federalist Papers (#7, referring only to State laws that caused breach of private contracts between private parties amongst said States ) and Edward Gibbon's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empireā€Ž. The idea was elaborated by the moral theologian John A. Ryan, who initiated the concept of a living wage. Father Coughlin also used the term in his publications in the 1930s and the 1940s. The concept was further expanded upon by John Rawls beginning in the 1960s. It is a part of Catholic social teaching, Social Gospel from Episcopalians and is one of the Four Pillars of the Green Party upheld by green parties worldwide. Some tenets of social justice have been adopted by those on the left of the political spectrum. Social justice is also a concept that some use to describe the movement towards a socially just world. In this context, social...
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