The national organization Interfaith Worker Justice has gathered together key writings that identify and explain essential labor and economic issues from the perspectives of a variety of faith traditions, including Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim.
The readings are organized in five parts:
- Crisis for U.S. Workers
- Religion-Labor History
- What Our Religious Traditions Say about Work
- Theology and the Ethics of Work
- The Religion-Labor Movement Today
Designed for educational use, whether in traditional courses or community outreach, a number of the selections include sidebars, tables, illustrations, and suggested readings.
For those concerned with contemporary issues facing labor and the role religious traditions play, A Worker Justice Reader offers a wide range of data and detail for study, reflection, and action.
Interfaith Worker Justice is a Chicago-based network of more than 70 interfaith groups that mobilize the religious community in the United States on issues and campaigns that will improve wages, benefits, and conditions, and give voice to workers. IWJs founder and Executive Director, Kim Bobo, has been named one of the “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” by Utne Reader.