15 April 2021, The Tablet

The return of dignity – a Catholic big idea for Labour

by Jon Cruddas

The return of dignity – a Catholic big idea for Labour

Pope Leo XIII published Rerum Novarum – in English, “Of revolutionary change” – on the “Rights and Duties of Capital and Labour” nearly 130 years ago.
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Pope Francis regularly talks of the irrepressible dignity of every human being. The word retains a moral purchase but it remains highly controversial.

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