P9066922.jpgDuring Labor Day weekend and throughout September, more than 50 congregations from diverse Jewish, Christian, and Unitarian traditions will honor workers and call for justice during special services and programs. The Labor in the Pulpits and Labor on the Bimah programs are jointly organized by Interfaith Worker Justice of Greater Washington and Jews United for Justice. rnrnProgram highlights this year include a talk by AFL-CIO President John Sweeney at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Rockville; a discussion at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, DC about the situation of immigrant workers at the nation’s largest kosher meatpacking plant, in Postville, IA; and a fellowship lunch at Foundry UMC featuring theater and film highlighting the congregation’s day labor ministry.rn rnA full schedule of Labor in the Pulpits and Labor on the Bimah programs is available here.rnrnParticipating congregations include:rnAdas Israel Congregation, Adat Reyim Congregation, Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, All Soul’s Unitarian Church, Am Kolel Havurah, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Beth Sholom Temple, Bethesda Jewish Congregation, B’nai Israel Congregation, Christ Lutheran Church, Church of the Pilgrims Presbyterian, Congregation Bet Mishpachah, Congregation Beth Emeth, Congregation B’nai Tzedek, Congregation Etz Hayim, Covenant Baptist Church, DC Minyan, Fabrangen, First Trinity Lutheran Church, Florida Avenue Baptist Church, Foundry UMC, Grace Episcopal Church, Kehillat Shalom, MACHAR: The Washington Congregation for Secular Humanistic Judaism, McKendree-Simms Brookland UMC, Metropolitan Community Church of Northern Virginia, New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, Oseh Shalom, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Second Baptist Church, Shaare Tefila Congregation, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, St. David’s Episcopal Parish, St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Matthew’s Cathedral, St. Michael’s Truth Evangelical Lutheran, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, Takoma Park Presbyterian, Temple Beth Ami, Temple Micah, Temple Rodef Shalom, Temple Shalom, Tifereth Israel Congregation, Westminster Presbyterian Church, and Woodside UMC.rnrnIf you are planning a service or program to honor workers and are not on this list, let us know! Email mbaris(at)dclabor.org with the name of your congregation and the location, time and description of your service or program. rnrnInterested in planning a program to honor workers? It’s not too late! Check out on-line resources at Interfaith Worker Justice’s website.rnrnSpecial thanks to Tiye Kinlow and Sonya Weisburg for coordinating this year’s programs.rnrniwjlogo_png.jpgrnjufj_logo.png