Workers’ Rights and the United Methodist Church

The following was originally published in The Bellringer, a monthly publication of the Sherman Avenue United Methodist Church in Madison, Wisconsin. CONNECTIONS A reflection on scripture, tradition, experience and reason. Matthew 22: 37-40 “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and…

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Photos from recent prayer services and vigils at the capitol

Interfaith leaders have maintained a consistent presence at Wisconsin’s state capitol in recent weeks in order to bring a prayerful presence to the proposed budget cuts and slashes to workers’ rights. Below is a photo of Rev. Amanda Stein leading a Eucharistic service at the state capitol, courtesy of the…

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Rallies this weekend – March 5 and March 6

The South Central Federation of Labor is coordinating rallies this weekend: SATURDAY: If you’re in MADISON, rally with the Internat’l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) ~ 2 pm ~ at the State Capitol. If you’re NOT in Madison, FIND A RALLY NEAR YOU at the Wis. AFL-CIO’s website. SUNDAY, March…

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Faith leaders condemn budget cuts as “unprecedented,” “dangerous,” and “unwise”

I am happy to report that the president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops is among endorsers of a letter to Congress from 16 faith leaders that speaks out against proposed deep cuts in the U.S. FY2011 discretionary domestic and poverty-focused foreign-aid spending. The letter characterizes the cuts as…

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