What is Your Congregation Doing this Labor Day?

It's hard to believe, but Labor Day is just 8 weeks from today!

Labor Day is a fantastic opportunity for congregations and faith communities to both honor the work of your members and to learn about and take action toward justice for all workers. Labor-Religion Coalition can help your community celebrate the true meaning of Labor Day by taking part in Interfaith Worker Justice's annual Labor in the Pulpits/On the Bimah/In the Minbar anytime during the month of September.

Here's how:

  •  Invite a worker or labor advocate to speak to your congregation during a worship service. We can connect you with a local worker who can speak to the connection between their faith and their struggle for justice for workers. Labor in the Pulpits speakers receive special training and resources to help them develop their presentations.
  • Host an educational event for your congregation and/or the community. We're working with our labor partners to offer a version of the Common Sense Economics training especially for faith communities. This is an interactive program that gives context to the rise in inequality in the United States and helps connect participants to local justice campaigns. Watch this video for a preview of what Common Sense Economics is about.
  • Incorporate your tradition's teachings about worker justice into your worship on Labor Day weekend and throughout September. You can start by looking through Interfaith Worker Justice and Labor-Religion Coalition resources.  Stay tuned for more resources in the coming weeks.

Labor Day is an important time to remember the gains won by workers in the past, support workers organizing for justice now, and re-commit to our faiths' calls to stand with the poor and oppressed. We're here to help you. Contact Emily at emcneill@labor-religion.org to learn more and to start planning for September.