Religion and Socialism Activists Taking on Discriminatory Religious Employment Practices, Labor in the Pulpit, the Housing Crisis

This week, we lift up our webinar on religious organizations’ labor practices, we highlight the call for Labor in the Pulpit for Labor Day, and note our own activist comrades speaking out about the nation’s housing crisis:

First, join us TONIGHT for “The State of Catholic Labor and How to Change It,” at 6 p.m. Eastern, a webinar co-sponsored by DSA’s Religious Socialism Working Group and Call to Action. 

A panel discussion will feature three workers discussing their experiences inside the church, a Catholic labor and justice scholar, and organizers working to make change. We’ll discuss power structures within the church and how they intersect with racism, sexism and anti-LGBTQ bias. This educational event will focus on what ordinary Catholics can do to express solidarity with the church’s workforce and to push for reform.

More info and a registration link are on our site:

Next, Rabbi Michael Feinberg, Executive Director of the Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition, shared some resources for "Labor in the Pulpit / in the Minbar / on the Bima" services. The graphic outlining the sacred connections between faith and work is above.

Finally, with the Supreme Court striking down the eviction moratorium and states and local governments performing pathetically in distributing rental assistance, Religion and Socialism Working Group activists are part of the response. RS Working Group activist Dave Linge was interviewed by Dee Knight for DL Online, the DSA Democratic Left online publication for an article entitled Eviction Crisis Opens Emergency Housing Rights Battles, and Fran Quigley authored a piece in Jacobin, “Our Housing Crisis is About to Get Much, Much Worse.”