Comment from Justice and Peace Commission on Unemployment Sunday
Sunday 22nd February is unemployment Sunday.
The following statement from Dr Richard McCready
National Secretary Justice and Peace Scotland is issued to commemorate this date:
"On this Unemployment Sunday we ask that the unemployed are remembered in the thoughts and prayers of everyone. In recent years there has been a great deal of progress in reducing unemployment but those left behind and still facing unemployment must be remembered. Unemployment brings poverty and a loss of dignity. It disproportionately brings poverty to families with children. The Catholic Bishops of Scotland have dedicated this year to promoting family life and we must recognise and work against the adverse effects of poverty and unemployment on family life. This is a challenge to government and society, including churchgoers, to do all we can to wipe out the scourge of unemployment and to respect the dignity of all our fellow citizens."
For further information on the work of the Justice & Peace Commission, contact:
Dr Richard McCready
Justice and Peace Scotland
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Glasgow Office 0141 333 0238
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