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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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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Prophetic Waiting: Advent Reflection on Worker Justice

The Christian season of Advent is a time of anticipating Jesus Christ’s birth at Christmas. Amidst the commotion of Christmas buying, decorating, and lights, Christians remember that the world waited a long time for God’s coming in Christ. The season is marked by longing and the lighting of candles in expectation of…

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