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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ICWJ hosts daily sit-ins, sing-ins, teach-ins in front of Governor Walker’s office

The Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice and Madison-area Urban Ministry are together organizing nightly vigils sponsored by different faith communities at the State Capitol.  We appreciate the First Unitarian Society for spurring this on, and we hope to expand on their efforts. Members of First Unitarian Society are planning a…

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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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