Labor in the Pulpits (also Labor on the Bimah or Labor in the Minbar) is a program offered to the San Diego faith community on Labor Day weekend, or any time throughout the year.
LABOR DAY offers a wonderful opportunity to remember God’s commitment to justice in the workplace, the dignity of labor, and the rights of all people to fair employment. This day calls us to be witnesses in actualizing these values and to recommit ourselves to working together in partnership to answer the divine call for justice. In recent years, through the Labor in the Pulpits program, tens of thousands of members in congregations around the county have listened to clergy, activists, workers speak about issues of economic justice during our Labor Day weekend worship services.
Through the Labor in the Pulpits program (also Labor on the Bimah or Labor in the Minbar), new friendships are developed within the religious community; congregations become more educated about the connection between faith and work; people of faith are presented with opportunities for acting on the social teachings of their faith tradition; and worker families gain a deeper understanding of their faith in action.
If your congregation would like to participate, or would like more information about the Labor in the Pulpits program, please contact:
Lisa Maldonado at (619) 584-5740 - Elizabeth@ICWJ.org
Educational Faith-Based Materials on the Rights of Workers from Interfaith Worker
Labor on the Bimah (A Special Resource for Synagogues)
Putting Labor into Labor Day: Catholic Resources
The Qur’an and Worker Justice
Lutheran Resources for Worker Justice
Pan-Methodist Resources for Worker Justice
Presbyterian Resources for Worker Justice
Catholic Teachings on the Rights of Workers
What Faith Groups Say about the Right to Organize