The correlation you claim exists between teachings of the Fathers and Social Justice seems extremely flawed. Just because both advocate helping the poor doesn't make them the same. Islam and Maoism do that as well. I'm not to sure of your point: "Re-read that definition of "Social Justice" you posted and pick out some blatant contradictions with Orthodoxy.
Re-read that definition of "Social Justice" you posted and pick out some blatant contradictions with Orthodoxy.
Here's a nice example: "Social justice is based on the concepts of human rights..." Whoops.
Additionally, I think it's reasonable to expect a bit more from you, regarding these writings and their correlations to modern secular movements. Christ commanding "love thy neighbor..." or St. Paul writing to obey the laws isn't particularly compelling evidence of your assertion.
Consider this constructive criticism.
Here's a nice example: "Social justice is based on the concepts of human rights..." Whoops." So are you against human rights? I'm not too sure of your point, sorry.
My point is that the modern, secular understanding of "social justice" is based on principles foreign to Orthodoxy. Am I against human rights? Certainly not. Do I believe they exist? Again, certainly not. As a poster here put it: "I don't believe in human rights, but I'm glad we have them." 'Human rights' is an Enlightenment era concept, developed outside of and frequently in conflict with the teachings of the Church.
Your assertion that, according to a supposed Orthodox perspective, man-made institutions and government intervention should somehow be the guarantor of these "rights" shows your misunderstanding of this correlation.
If you support wealth distribution undertaken by the state apparatus, that's fine, but don't claim that the Lord, St. Paul, and St. Basil the Great support your position without providing better evidence than you have.
That said, I think you are correct that many (myself included) are too complacent towards poverty and greed. Just as "human rights" are foreign to Orthodoxy, so is the concept of the "right" to make loads of money and remain unaccountable (and other such prosperity gospel nonsense). While I agree that we are to obey the laws of the state, the real accountability is to God, not the state.