Labor Day Statement Says Renewed Respect For Workers Is Key To Renewed Economy WASHINGTON—People of faith stand with people who’ve been left behind and should seek economic renewal that makes workers and their families a central concern, according to the annual Labor Day Statement from the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development of the [...]
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The Sisters of Charity Cincinnati Office of Peace, Justice & Integrity of Creation takes a look at Labor Day’s past, present and future in this YouTube video on Labor Day. Related FAMVIN Posts:Change it up for Lent!Cincinnati Sisters – Lenten Justice CalendarE-Voc – Sisters of Charity CincinnatiMission as a Sacred Trust: Past, Present, FutureCincinnati Srs. [...]
For Vincentians Labor Day can and should be a call to justice. Labor Day – ”a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. (US Department of Labor)” There is a powerful poignancy about its celebration this year when so many are out of work not [...]
The United States Catholic Conference 2010 Labor Day Statement “A New “Social Contract” for Today’s “New Things” echos the title of Leo the XIII’s “Rerum Novarum” (Of New Things”).
It calls for Americans “to protect the life and dignity of each worker in a renewed and robust economy”. As a Vincentian footnote some might be surprised to know that it was a member of the Vincent de Paul Society who advised Leo the XIII on this first of the great Social Encyclicals and that Ozanam anticipated, and actually prepared the ground for, the recognition of the social issues in calling for a living wage.
Some thought-provking perspectives on the value of work and accomplishments on this Labor Day in the US. “… It happened that both the CEO and the Janitor died the same day. And stood before Jesus to give an account of what they had done with their lives.”..”You (CEO) have gained the good, but missed the [...]
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