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placeholder April 6, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 7   •   Oakland, CA
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Pope Francis' reflections

Unemployment is unjust
"When people don't earn their bread, they lose their dignity. This is the tragedy of our times, especially for young people, who, without work, have no prospects for the future and can become easy prey to criminal organizations." Because unemployment is an injustice that harms human dignity, people must make certain that the "logic of solidarity and the logic of justice" prevail over the "logic of profit." The human person and respect for human dignity must be at the center of all issues, especially when it comes to work. "Having work is a question of justice and it is an injustice to not be able to have a job."

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