3 thoughts on “Loving Thy Neighbor: Proximity and Social Justice

  1. Amanda, I find it very interesting to think that Dorothy Day would have been a young girl when Upton Sinclair’s novel, The Jungle, was first published. I wonder whether this novel about the impact of the meatpacking industry on the immigrant population would have had a significant affect on Ms. Day’s social consciousness as she came of age.

    Thank you for an insightful blog post!

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  2. Great point! Dorothy Day actually read Upton Sinclair’s novel, The Jungle, and inspired her to take walks along Chicago’s South Side. I am sure that being a eyewitness to the South Side’s meatpacking industry planted a seed for Dorothy Day’s later views on labor, charity, and social justice.

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