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FAQs on Community Organizing

8)What are the Basic Values in Community Organizing

A: Basic Values in Community Organizing

1. Human Rights are universally held principles anchored mainly on the belief in the worth and dignity of people; it includes the right to life, self-determination, and development as persons and as a people.

2. Social Justice means equal access to opportunities for satisfying basic needs and dignity; it requires an equitable distribution of resources and power through people’s participation in their own development.

3. Social Responsibility is premised on the belief that people as social beings must not limit themselves to their own concerns but should reach out to and move jointly with others in meeting common needs and problems; society has the responsibility to ensure an environment for the fullest development of its members.

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