Interfaith Service For Jobs: Fulfill King’s Dream Of Jobs and Freedom

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More than 500 people packed the Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 16 to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and call for our nation’s government and its religious organizations to make King’s dream of economic justice, good … Continue reading

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Join with us in the Faith Advocates for Jobs campaign.

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Welcome to the possibilities for supporting the unemployed and the underemployed and rebuilding our nation’s struggling economy.

Take a stance as an individual; as a congregation; as an organization.

The Faith Advocates for Jobs Campaign is an initiative established by Christian, Jewish, Muslim and other faith based bodies to create a strong nation-wide network of congregations and faith communities committed to address the severe crisis of unemployment and the pain it is causing so many of our nation’s people and families.

Committed congregations provide the unemployed and the underemployed and their families:

  • Spiritual and emotional support;
  • Assistance in filing for unemployment compensation and other state and federal programs;
  • Help with job training and job search;
  • When possible, emergency financial support

Committed congregations and organizations learn about the nature of the crisis and participate in programs designed to overcome it. All these congregations will form a network to share, learn and inspire one another.

Imagine the power for good of a large national network of congregations, learning from each others’ work and sharing best practices, hooking up with other congregations in their communities, and taking action together to bring good jobs back to our communities.

Through Faith Advocates for Jobs, congregations will have a way to take action and advocate for public policies that create jobs and ensure dignity to workers.

Faith Advocates will provide whatever resources are available to realize the above commitments. The Congregational Toolkit focuses on various methods to help the unemployed and their families under the umbrella of your congregation, organization and beyond.

To gain more perspective on this, watch the CBS Religion Special- Unemployment: How Faith Communities Help Job Seekers

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Domestic Human Needs’ Jobs Statement of Principles

January 6, 2012   Reflecting on 2011, we give prayerful thought to the 13.1 million Americans who found themselves without a job at the end of the year. As people of faith, we continue to be concerned about our country’s … Continue reading

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Interfaith Service to Honor King’s Commitment to Worker Justice – January 16th

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Faith Advocates for Jobs will sponsor a national interfaith service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to rededicate ourselves to the struggle for worker justice, which he championed up to his death. Rev. … Continue reading

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Half in Ten releases first-ever report tracking progress on the Half in Ten goal

Half in Ten releases first-ever report tracking progress on the Half in Ten goal   Today Half in Ten started the clock on its goal of cutting poverty in half in 10 years with the release of its inaugural annual … Continue reading

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Interfaith Worker Justice publishes an Interfaith Prayer Service for Occupy Together

National – Interfaith Worker Justice published a Prayer Service designed to help people reflect on a moral economy within the context of their religious tradition. Written for clergy and religious leaders, the prayer service is aimed for those Occupying Wall … Continue reading

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EPI – African Americans and Hispanics suffer disastrously high unemployment rates in metro areas

Two new EPI briefing papers by Algernon Austin, director of EPI’s program in race and ethnicity detail the catastrophic effect the nation’s jobs crisis has had on African American and Hispanic communities across the nation. In High black unemployment widespread across … Continue reading

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Unemployment as a Spiritual Issue

In the current strident debate about unemployment, we hear politicians and pundits argue about economic policy. The talk is about deficits and economic stimuli and tax policy. All of this rancor obscures a more fundamental issue: We choose the kind … Continue reading

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