European Churches Seek to Protect Sunday

COMECE (Commission of the [Catholic] Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community) joins with EKD (the Evangelical Church in Germany) and the Church of England in expressing thanks to some Members of the European Parliament for introducing a Written declaration on the protection of a work-free Sunday as an essential pillar of the European Social Model and a part of the European cultural heritage. It notes, among other things, that “according to EU law, Sunday is the weekly rest day for children and adolescents.”

The churches say “respect for Sunday rest has the potential to be a pillar of the European social model.”

Nothing is said about protecting the right to work on Sunday of those who observe a different day.

HT: ReligiousLiberty.TV.