Labor and Worker Justice

Ministry with the Unemployed in Arkansas

Stephen Copley Earlier this month we celebrated Labor Day in the United States.  It is a national holiday that was first celebrated in 1882 and became a national holiday in 1894.   It is a time to remember the economic and social contributions of workers, and challenge us to minister... read more»

Posted by Rev. Stephen Copley on September 24, 2012

Sometimes Something Happens…

….but it usually doesn't. Sometimes working for justice seems futile and positive change nonexistent. As Christians we are called to do justice, and our Methodist tradition lifts up people before profits. Making disciples of Jesus Christ means being with people Jesus served. Let me share with you the... read more»

Posted by Rev. Janet G. McKeithen on September 19, 2012

Labor Day, with Tomatoes and Justice For All

God of shop and marketplace, of farm and studio, Of factory and shipping lane, of school and busy home: Bless the produce of our hands. Redeem our work for Kingdom-use. By Your grace, our efforts stand, all offered up to You. There in Eden, You proclaimed that we should work... read more»

Posted by Rev. Andy Oliver, Florida Conference United Methodist Elder on August 31, 2012

Missin’ Out on May Day?!

On May 1st of 1999 I left Manila, Philippines early in the morning, somewhat frustrated that I will miss out on May Day workers’ rallies and actions. I was headed for a meeting of the UMC Concern for Workers Task Force in Oregon. After I checked into the hotel and... read more»

Posted by Rev. Dr. Israel Alvaran on May 01, 2012

Help Us Build An Economy For All

I am honored and excited to be a part of a church that has actively called for justice in the workplace and a living wage for over one hundred years! I’m reminded of this commitment each morning when I arrive at The Methodist Building and read the words... read more»

Posted by John Hill on April 20, 2012

3 Justice-Related Things You Can Do While Watching Super Bowl XLVI

Whether you're watching for the commercials or excited to see which team is crowned the next world champion of the National Football League, millions of people around the world will watch Super Bowl XLVI taking place in Indianapolis this Sunday. Here are 3 justice issues to lift up during Super... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on February 03, 2012