The travelling people (a Committee of the National Bishops' Conference)

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575250
Title:
The travelling people (a Committee of the National Bishops' Conference)
Authors:
Council for Social Welfare
Citation:
Council for Social Welfare (1985) The travelling people (a Committee of the National Bishops' Conference) Dublin: Council for Social Welfare.
Publisher:
Council for Social Welfare
Issue Date:
Jun-1985
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575250
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
It is with a sense of both concern and urgency that the Council for Social Welfare draws attention to the treatment of travelling people - that very small minority of our community comprising only 0.5% of the population. As a community we have condemned a large section of travellers to live on the roadside, because so many of us oppose efforts to provide housing and sites for them. We have denigrated travellers by implying that providing accommodation for them will "lower the social status of the residents in an area or devalue their property. We have denied them access to public places, and attributed unproven criminal activities to them, solely because they are travellers. The scriptures teach us that love of God cannot be separated from love of one's neighbour. The command of Christ to love your neighbour as yourself is ignored by many when that neighbour might be a traveller.
Keywords:
GYPSIES AND TRAVELLERS; SOCIAL WELFARE; SOCIAL CARE
ISBN:
0950341371

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCouncil for Social Welfareen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-19T14:49:25Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-19T14:49:25Zen
dc.date.issued1985-06-
dc.identifier.citationCouncil for Social Welfare (1985) The travelling people (a Committee of the National Bishops' Conference) Dublin: Council for Social Welfare.en_GB
dc.identifier.isbn0950341371-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575250en
dc.descriptionIt is with a sense of both concern and urgency that the Council for Social Welfare draws attention to the treatment of travelling people - that very small minority of our community comprising only 0.5% of the population. As a community we have condemned a large section of travellers to live on the roadside, because so many of us oppose efforts to provide housing and sites for them. We have denigrated travellers by implying that providing accommodation for them will "lower the social status of the residents in an area or devalue their property. We have denied them access to public places, and attributed unproven criminal activities to them, solely because they are travellers. The scriptures teach us that love of God cannot be separated from love of one's neighbour. The command of Christ to love your neighbour as yourself is ignored by many when that neighbour might be a traveller.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCouncil for Social Welfareen_GB
dc.subjectGYPSIES AND TRAVELLERSen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL WELFAREen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL CAREen_GB
dc.titleThe travelling people (a Committee of the National Bishops' Conference)en_GB
dc.typeReporten
All Items in Lenus, The Irish Health Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.