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National Sunday Law


"Heretofore those who presented the truths of the third angel's message have often been regarded as mere alarmists. Their predictions that religious intolerance would gain control in the United States, that church and State would unite to persecute those who keep the commandments of God, have been pronounced groundless and absurd. It has been confidently declared that this land could never become other than what it has been, the defender of religious freedom. But as the question of enforcing Sunday observance is widely agitated, the event so long doubted and disbelieved is seen to be approaching, and the third message will produce an effect which it could not have had before" (GC 605.3).

  The National Sunday Law, Argument of Alonzo T. Jones before the United States Senate Committee on Education and Labor; at Washington, D. C., Dec. 13, 1888.

European Sunday Alliance http://www.europeansundayalliance.eu/

The Lord's Day Alliance of the U.S. http://www.ldausa.org/lda/

The European Citizens┬┤ Initiative for a Work-free Sunday http://www.free-sunday.eu/en/ Free Sunday

Commission of the Bishop's Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) http://www.comece.org/site/en/press/pressreleases/newsletter.content/1359.html

Apostolic Letter Dies Domini By John Paul II, Vatican on Keeping the Lord's Day Holy http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_letters/documents/hf_jp-ii_apl_05071998_dies-domini_en.html

Ikea fined for Sunday opening in France By Devorah Lauter, USA Today, April 6, 2008 http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/economy/2008-04-06-3388982613_x.htm

EU Bishops call for debate on Sunday working, ICN, November 7, 2008 http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=422 EU

Guarantee that Sundays will be work-free, EU leaders urged By Clieve Levieve-Sawyer, March 24, 2010 http://sofiaecho.com/2010/03/24/878190_guarantee-that-sundays-will-be-work-free-eu-leaders-urged

North Dakota Catholic Conference says 'Sunday law' benefits all people, EWTN News, Global Catholic Network, July 15, 2011 http://www.ewtnnews.com/catholic-news/US.php?id=3598#ixzz1XseaXs81

Demonstrations for Work-Free Sunday, Florence News, March 4, 2012 http://www.florencedailynews.com/news/european-day-for-a-work-free-sunday-demonstrations-in-florence/

'Holy alliance' in Italy protests against working on Sundays, Agence France-Presse, March 4, 2012 http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/holy-alliance-in-italy-protests-against-working-on-sundays.aspx?pageID=238&nID=15185&NewsCatID=347

Let's make Sunday a day of rest, for God's sake By Josh Graves, Fox News, April 22, 2012 http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/04/22/let-make-sunday-day-rest-for-gods-sake/

Sundays must be a day of rest dedicated to God, family, pope says, Catholic News Service, June 6, 2012 http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1202360.htm

Vatican works to stop Sunday shopping in Italy By Alessandro Speciale, December 19, 2012 http://www.religionnews.com/2012/12/19/vatican-works-to-stop-sunday-shopping-in-italy/

Pope Calls on Faithful to Dedicate Sunday to the Lord By Junno Arocho Esteves, January 28, 2013 http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/11/health/sleeth-take-day-off cate-sunday-to-the-lord

Keeping the Sabbath, PBS, April 5th, 2013 http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/april-5-2013/keeping-the-sabbath/15715/

Pope Francis Has a Few Words in Support of Leisure, NY Times, April 26, 2013 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/27/us/pope-francis-has-a-few-words-in-support-of-leisure.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

MEPS talk about EU, A work free Sunday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovoqXiyf_DI&feature=player_embedded

Why Sunday should be included as a weekly rest day in the revised Working Time Directive, COMECE http://www.csc.ceceurope.org/fileadmin/filer/csc/Social_Economic_Issues/CSCProtectionofSunday_EN.pdf

Uniform Sundays, BBC's Big Questions, Part I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PWN6nLheko&feature=player_embedded

Uniform Sundays, BBC's Big Questions, Part II http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O16vLZfPxEU&feature=player_embedded

Pope: No-work Sundays good, not just for faithful, July 5, 2014 http://news.yahoo.com/pope-no-sundays-good-not-just-faithful-130300599.html