Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Labor in the Pulpits

Each Labor Day weekend, religious congregations across the country and across New York state host union members and labor leaders to reflect on faith, work, justice and the meaning of Labor Day. All faith traditions strongly support the principles of justice in the workplace and share these values with the labor movement:

* All people deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.
* The economy should work for human beings, not the other way around.
* All workers contribute to society's productive efforts and deserve to share in society's prosperity.
* All workers should earn enough for life's basic necessities.

To see 2008 worship materials from Interfaith Worker Justice, click here.