Fasting for God Consciousness

By Hanif Nu’Man, ICWJ board member Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim lunar calendar. During this month Muslims all over the world are obliged to observe fasting from the break of dawn to sunset; meaning do not eat or drink or have intimate relations. The fast is compulsory for those…

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An Overdue Change in Overtime

A Reflection on Biblical Justice and the New Overtime Rules By Mary Kay Glazer, ICWJ Volunteer Come now, you rich people, weep and wail for the miseries that are coming to you. Your riches have rotted, and your clothes are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have rusted, and their rust will…

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The Union of Saints

A Reflection for Workers’ Memorial Day by Sarah Smoot, ICWJ organizer April 28 is recognized as Workers’ Memorial Day. Today the South Central Federation of Labor held a service of remembrance and activism. “We remember the dead, and we fight for the living.” In the Christian Tradition we understand the…

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Wisconsin Has Become Egypt

A Passover Reflection on Worker Justice by Chad Alan Goldberg, Professor of Sociology at UW-Madison This reflection comes from Chad’s remarks at the 2016 Madison Labor Seder. See more of the Labor Seder The third promise is a promise of redemption: “I will redeem you with an outstretched arm,” says…

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