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Get Your Congregation Involved

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

Celebrate the sacred link between faith, work, and justice. Invite a union member or labor leader to be a guest speaker on Labor Day weekend, focus your Labor Day weekend service on worker justice issues.

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. 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.

Our Labor in the Pulpits page has a variety of resources for Labor Day weekend (or for use throughout the year).

 

Online Materials and Resources for Congregations

IWJ offers a number of congregational resources. Explore and study what religions and specific denominations say about the connection between faith and worker justice and engage congregants in advocating fair policies for workers.

 

Engage Congregants and the Community

  • Organize a community forum
  • Organize an interfaith prayer vigil
  • Write letters to your elected officials
  • Begin a small group (check out our study guides)
  • Get involved in a local campaign, religion labor coalition, or worker center