Labor Day Programs to Focus on Wage Theft

LIPtext_000_0.gifFor the past 8 years, congregations around the DC metropolitan area, and around the country, have been participated in Labor in the Pulpit, Labor on the Bimah, Labor on the Minbar program as a way of remembering God’s call to pursue justice, honoring people’s labor and recalling the religious traditions that dignify and celebrate work. rnrnThis year’s theme, “Justice and Work in Times of Crisis,” will raise up the impact of the economic crisis on workers in out region, with a special focus on victims of stolen wages and on unemployment.rnrnCongregations can participate by inviting a worker or labor leader to speak during or after services, by holding a special discussion program, or simply by offering special prayers to raise up workers in our community. rnrnInterfaith Worker Justice of Greater Washington and Jews United for Justice, who co-coordinate the program, provide resource packets that include scripture, denominational statements on worker justice, sample presentations, prayers, and bulletin/newsletter inserts. rnrn Sign-up on-line!rnrnFor more info about the program, contact Jonathan Wiens at jwien(at)dclabor.org or 202-974-8224.

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