The goal of the Interfaith Program is to encourage the involvement of faith leaders in workers’ struggles as participants in the Worker Center’s activities and raise awareness about the issues low-wage workers face on the job.
Water is Sacred, Work is Sacred
This program serves to involve community groups in the distribution of water bottles, snacks, and flyers with information on labor rights to workers at different outdoor corners throughout the Houston Area. In this way, we both raise awareness about worker rights and serve a specific need by helping to keep vulnerable workers fed and hydrated. Workers then have the contact information for the
Worker Center in the case that they suffer any workplace abuses. At the same time, participating groups have the opportunity to learn from day laborers about their lives and the issues they face on a daily basis.
Labor in the Pulpits, on the Bimah, in the Minbar
Labor in the Pulpits, on the Bimah, in the Minbar is a city-wide program highlighting the sacred connection between faith and work. Held around Labor Day weekend, we aim to celebrate workers and the sacredness of work and to raise awareness among faith communities about the workplace issues that Houston’s low-wage workers face on a daily basis.
Fe y Justicia Worker Center is affiliated with Interfaith Worker Justice who offers resources, sample prayers, and educational materials to help congregations plan their Labor Day Weekend Services. There are publications for most all faith traditions available on the Interfaith Worker Justice Website (www.iwj.org).