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Labor in the Pulpits/on the Bimah/in the Minbar

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In the richest country in the world, more than two million full-time, year round workers live below the poverty line, struggling to pay for necessities such as food, housing, healthcare, transportation, and childcare. Labor Day is a time for those of us in the religious community and the labor movement not only to celebrate working people and their contributions to our society, but to remember the struggles that workers endured and still endure to achieve the many benefits we now enjoy and take for granted.

Since 1996, thousands of congregations have focused Labor Day weekend services on the injustices facing low-wage workers and the religious community's efforts to support those workers' struggles for living wages and family-sustaining benefits. Participating in Labor in the Pulpits/on the Bimah/in the Minbar can involve inviting a union member or labor leader to be a guest speaker on Labor Day weekend, or focusing your Labor Day weekend service on worker justice issues. This Labor Day weekend, celebrate the sacred link between faith, work, and justice.

  • Learn more about Labor Day 2011
  • Access resources to plan your Labor in the Pulpits/on the Bimah/in the Minbar service
  • Get your congregation or union involved in Labor in the Pulpits/on the Bimah/in the Minbar!

For more information. . .

Contact Ted Smukler at 773-728-8400, ext. 39 or tsmukler@iwj.org

Fax all paper work to 773-728-8409, attn: Ted Smukler

Labor in the Pulpits/on the Bimah/in the Minbar

is a joint project of Interfaith Worker Justice, AFL-CIO, and Change to Win.