All You That Labor: Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage by C. Melissa Snarr

By C. Melissa Snarr

“Come to me, all you that hard work and are heavy weighted down, and that i provide you with rest.”Mathew 11:28 (AKJV)

In the early Nineties, a grassroots coalition of church buildings in Baltimore, Maryland helped release what may develop into a countrywide stream. becoming a member of forces with exertions and low-wage employee agencies, they handed the 1st municipal residing salary ordinance. in view that then, over a hundred and forty four municipalities and counties in addition to a number of universities and native companies within the usa have enacted such ordinances.

Although non secular folks and agencies were very important either within the origins of the residing salary flow and in its carrying on with good fortune, they can be missed or less than analyzed. Drawing on player commentary in a number of towns, All You That Labor analyzes and evaluates the contributions of non secular activists to the flow. The e-book explores the methods spiritual businesses do that paintings in live performance with low-wage employees, the demanding situations non secular activists face, and the way humans of religion could higher nurture ethical supplier on the subject of the political financial system. eventually, C. Melissa Snarr presents readability on find out how to proceed to domesticate, renew, and extend non secular assets devoted to the ethical organisation of low-wage employees and their allies.

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