A Reflection for Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday is the day recognized by Christians in remembrance of Jesus’ last supper with the disciples before going to his crucifixion. This holy day is often honored with an evening service of somber worship concluding in silence. Jesus’ Solidarity with Laborers: A Worker Justice Reflection on Maundy Thursday By…

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Martin Luther King & Economic Justice

As we celebrate the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., ICWJ anticipates the 2016 Faith Labor Breakfast, where we will be inspired and motivated by a national leader in the racial and economic justice movement. Reverend Michael Livingston of the Riverside Church in Manhattan will deliver the keynote address: “The Communities…

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From War to Light: The Hanukkah Story

By Rabbi Renée Bauer, ICWJ Director This year’s celebration of Hanukkah began at sundown on December 6, with the lighting of the first candle. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday of lights that lasts 8 days. Click to learn more about the Hanukkah story. ICWJ has a tradition of offering reflections by local clergy…

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Fast for Fifteen: Purim

This evening begins the Jewish holiday of Purim, which originates in the story of Esther. For those participating in the Fast for Fifteen, to fast and pray for fast food workers who are fighting for “$15 and a union,” today is a time when the Christian season of Lent and a…

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