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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

The Lord's Day Alliance of the U.S.

The European Citizens┬┤ Initiative for a Work-free Sunday Free Sunday

Commission of the Bishop's Conferences of the European Community (COMECE)

Apostolic Letter Dies Domini By John Paul II, Vatican on Keeping the Lord's Day Holy

Ikea fined for Sunday opening in France By Devorah Lauter, USA Today, April 6, 2008

EU Bishops call for debate on Sunday working, ICN, November 7, 2008 EU

Guarantee that Sundays will be work-free, EU leaders urged By Clieve Levieve-Sawyer, March 24, 2010

North Dakota Catholic Conference says 'Sunday law' benefits all people, EWTN News, Global Catholic Network, July 15, 2011

Demonstrations for Work-Free Sunday, Florence News, March 4, 2012

'Holy alliance' in Italy protests against working on Sundays, Agence France-Presse, March 4, 2012

Let's make Sunday a day of rest, for God's sake By Josh Graves, Fox News, April 22, 2012

Sundays must be a day of rest dedicated to God, family, pope says, Catholic News Service, June 6, 2012

Vatican works to stop Sunday shopping in Italy By Alessandro Speciale, December 19, 2012

Pope Calls on Faithful to Dedicate Sunday to the Lord By Junno Arocho Esteves, January 28, 2013 cate-sunday-to-the-lord

Keeping the Sabbath, PBS, April 5th, 2013

Pope Francis Has a Few Words in Support of Leisure, NY Times, April 26, 2013

MEPS talk about EU, A work free Sunday

Why Sunday should be included as a weekly rest day in the revised Working Time Directive, COMECE

Uniform Sundays, BBC's Big Questions, Part I

Uniform Sundays, BBC's Big Questions, Part II

Pope: No-work Sundays good, not just for faithful, July 5, 2014