Labor in the Pulpits/on the Bimah/in the Minbar
Sponsored by Interfaith Worker Justice/Central Kansas
A Project of
Global Faith In Action
Since 1996, thousands of congregations have focused Labor Day weekend services on the injustices facing low-wage workers and the religious community’s efforts to support those workers’ struggles for living wages and family-sustaining benefits. Participating in Labor in the Pulpits/on the Bimah/in the Minbar can involve inviting a union member or labor leader to be a guest speaker on Labor Day weekend, or focusing your Labor Day weekend service on worker justice issues. This Labor Day weekend, celebrate the sacred link between faith, work, and justice.
RESOURCES: If you are interested in participating in â€œLabor in the Pulpits on the Bimah in the Minbarâ€, here is a link to resources for some of the religions of our community:
*Bimah: a raised platform in a synagogue from which the Torah is read .
*Minbar is a seat at the front of the mosque. The imam sits on the minbar while delivering the khutbah (sermon)