Demonstrations in squares of many cities on the continent
No to working on Sundays
from thirteen European countries
Everyone in the square says “no” to working on Sunday. On Sunday, 4 March, thirteen European countries joined with the European Sunday Alliance, made up of various types of unions, associations of civil society, together with Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox communities, all together to confirm the special and fundamental characteristic of Sunday.
It was a passive demonstration which included the participation of thousands of people in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland and Spain. On the occasion the Commission for Justice and Peace of the Croatian Bishops' Conference put out a document to raise awareness among Christians against working on Sundays. Sunday must remain a day dedicated to family and to the Lord. “It is necessary respect Sunday as a day of rest for everyone”, the document of the Commission for Justice and Peace reads, “a day for families to be together, a day for volunteer and charitable works, for cultural and social activities and a day for Christians to celebrate and glorify the Lord”.
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