The fundamental principles of personalism

Personalism holds a number of fundamental principles. These can be compressed into the following three statements.

• Humans are relational and in need of a close and engaged interplay with other humans in larger or smaller communities, in order to thrive and develop our potential.

• Humans are beings that engage, i.e. beings that freely take responsibility for our own lives, but also for our fellow humans and for the community at large.

• Humans have inherent dignity that can never be relativized or diminished, and which our fellow humans, and society, have no right to suppress or violate.

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