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Unemployment and the Economic Crisis Toolkit

Unemployment and the Economic Crisis: A Congregational Toolkit

The complete toolkit is available in a single document.

The Spiritual Meaning of the Economic Crisis

A reflection piece ideal for discussion groups and/or individual reading.

So You’ve Lost Your Job...

A guide to your rights following job loss. Includes information about final paychecks, unemployment compensation, avoiding foreclosure, and health insurance.

Coming Together in a Time of Crisis

IWJ's guide for forming congregational support groups.

How Your Congregation Can Act to Support Workers

In these tough economic times, the religious and prophetic voice can be raised by congregations throughout the country in support of justice for workers and the poor. Your congregation's social justice committee could lead an effort in contacting Congressional Representatives today.

Be Strong and Have Courage in Turbulent Times

A responsive reading for congregations based on Joshua 1:5-9.

In Difficult Times

A responsive prayer for difficult times that can be used in congregations, by individuals, or as a bulletin insert.

In This Time of Economic Crisis

A responsive prayer.