What does Gustavo Gutierrez mean when he speaks of the option for the poor and the oppressed?

According to Gutierrez, followers of Jesus are obliged to commit themselves to the alleviation of human suffering and especially to the removal of its causes as much as possible. He insists in all of his writings that social injustice is the creator of poverty and exclusion. It tramples on human dignity, it denies human rights and in theological terms it is contrary to the will of God.

The assignment for this week: Please choose one of the above articles to summarize and reflect upon by Sunday midnight.

If you choose the article by Pilar Aquino, answer AND reflect on the following questions:

What does Gustavo Gutierrez mean when he speaks of the option for the poor and the oppressed?
What are the three reasons Aquino gives to why it is important to specify and make explicit what is feminist about the option for the poor?

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