As Worker Justice Wisconsin honors another Labor Day, we seek to uplift the voices, experiences, and causes of all those who labor in our communities. Labor in the Pulpits/On the Bimah/In the Minbar is an annual event that we invite communities of any religion, size, and belief system to take part in. This takes the form of a service or set of services during one weekend in the month of September for reflection on workers’ rights, the dignity of work, and worker justice. This service allows religious leaders to engage their congregations through prayer and solidarity with workers. Congregations have the option to invite a member of WJW to deliver a sermon/reflection or utilize the resources provided by WJW to develop their sermon or reflection on worker justice. Any religious community can host a Labor in the Pulpits/On the Bimah/In the Minbar service. To take part in this year’s event, all you need to do is fill out this form and plan a weekend in September when your community will lift up workers and the realities they’ve faced in this pandemic. Labor Day is Monday, September 6.
Resources for Labor in the Pulpits are available below:
Resource Packet: data & information about labor in Wisconsin, faith based resources from various traditions including denominational resources & sample sermons, statements from workers