Economist John Dillion was dedicated to social justice movement

Posted June 10, 2017 9:38 pm by Editor

Economist John Dillion was dedicated to social justice movement

Cancer has taken one of the Church’s constant, quiet, faithful and fervent servants. Canadian economist John Dillon, who worked 44 years in ecumenical social justice movements, died unexpectedly June 5. He was 68 years old.

“John was absolutely dedicated to the needs of marginalized communities. He worked with great persistence,” Kairos executive director Jennifer Henry told The Catholic Register.
Until his retirement in May, Dillon’s title was Global Economic Issues Researcher and Policy Advocate with Canada’s ecumenical social justice co-operative Kairos. But in 1973 he was working out of a broom closet in Toronto’s Anglican Church House for an organization called GATT-Fly

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